Chemicals Northwest breakfast networking sponsored by STFC (plus optional site tours)
18th May 2017 8.30AM - 10.00am
Joy Parvin from Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) will be presenting at this event on ‘SWITCHING ON’ TO STEM - Increasing the talent pool of scientists and engineers: How to work with CIEC and with schools in your locality
KTN and the funding landscape - Dr Rachael Rowlands-Jones, (KTN lead of Formulation) will give an overview of the Knowledge Transfer Network and the support and impact it delivers to facilitate exploitation of R&D to capture more UK value from innovation. Including case-studies and a summary of current funding opportunities.
Neil Williams and Philip Ward from Chem Resist will be speaking at this event on loss of containment, loss of containment incidents are a common threat underlying operations across the chemical process industry. However thought processes do exist consisting of either ‘it won’t happen to us’ or ‘we’ll deal with it if something happens’. Unfortunately the ‘something’ can become something very major indeed and Chem Resist believes that prevention is the key to minimise the threats that loss of containment pose. Our ChemiGuard range of products are designed specifically to manage loss of containment primarily in tanker offload and dosing applications.
Rachel James from Manchester Metropolitan University will give an overview of the exciting opportunities offered by degree level apprenticeships. These courses are employer-led and combine academic study with real-world projects and assessments tailored to the job role. Manchester Met is the sector leader in Degree Apprenticeships and support a range of subjects including Chemical Science, Digital and Technical and Chartered Manager.
Delyth Lloyd from STFC will be presenting an overview of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) business incubation services dedicated in supporting the growth of high-tech early stage companies. She will also be outlining how the organisation works collaboratively with R&D teams in the chemicals sector to develop existing and future innovative technologies.
A quick introduction to Metrohm by their North West Account Manager James Downs – A Daresbury based analytical instrument manufacturer specialising in ion and chemical analysis.
Industrial Placements for Students: Anth McKeown and Graham Hankinson from CY Partners Scientific Recruitment, will be on hand to discuss how they can assist with sourcing the best placement students for your business.