MICRA Showcase at the British Science Festival

MICRA Showcase at the British Science Festival

The first MICRA showcase will be exploring areas for collaboration based on key research specialisations of the partner institutions, as well as featuring some of our successful existing commercialisation success stories.

There will be poster presentations from projects being funded by the MICRA programme, and breakout sessions after the presentations for each of the topics.

This event is taking place alongside the British Science Festival on the University of Warwick Campus – with over 20 free events taking place throughout the day, it’s another great reason to come along!

For full details please visit our booking page by clicking the button below.

Agenda

Ageing Society: new solutions for longer, healthier independent living

Chair: 

Dr James Brown, Director of ARCHA (Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing) – as well as his involvement in the Extracare project, James has extensive experience in communicating science including broadcasting and consulting on programmes including ‘Trust me I’m a Doctor’ (BBC2), ‘Holding back the years’ (BBC1), ‘How to stay young’ (BBC1) and ‘Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds’ (Channel 4)

Panellists:

Dr Brendan Spillane, Warwick Ventures – Brendan is working with Care Companion, a web-based portal for carers which was designed and developed by the University of Warwick School of Medicine
Dr James Amor, CEO Augmented Insights – a spin-out company from the University of Warwick which uses data analytics from sensors in the home or in care homes, along with digital care management data, to predict problems and allow early intervention.
Prof. Hua Dong, Loughborough University – Hua is a leading expert in inclusive design and has been involved in many international projects on design solutions for home based care for the elderly in China, Finland and the UK.
Prof. Pip Logan, University of Nottingham – Pip is Professor of Rehabilitation Research and part of the PRAISED project, looking at how tailored interventions and exercise can reduce falls in people with early stage dementia

Artifical Intelligence: growing the economy, transforming society

Chair:

Professor Andy Pardoe of University of Warwick – Andy is the head of the new AI Incubator at the University of Warwick, and Principal Director for Artificial Intelligence at Accenture, as well as being an expert advisor to the All Parliamentary Group on AI

Panellists

Dr Marcus Ong, CEO of Spectra Analytics – Marcus founded Spectra Analytics, a data science software and consultancy firm as a spin-out from the University of Warwick.
Jonathan Jackson, CEO of Previsico – Previsico is a global provider of real-time, street level flood prediction and analytical solutions, and a spin-out from Loughborough University. Jonathan is also the Royal Society’s Entrepreneur in Residence at Loughborough University and has extensive experience working with early stage tech businesses

Jose Rojas, University of Leicester AI Network – Jose is part of the DriverLeics team at the Department of Informatics of the University of Leicester. DriverLeics investigates challenging issues around autonomous vehicles.
University of Birmingham – speaker to be confirmed

Towards a Circular Economy: design challenges

Chair:

Professor Gary Leeke, University of Birmingham – Gary has over 20 years expertise in resource efficiency and the development of processes to recover, upgrade and remanufacture materials and chemicals and led the EPSRC funded EXHUME project, investigating the deconstruction of fibre reinforced composite.

Panellists

Ravish Jain, Commercial Director of Recycling Technologies – Recycling Technologies is a spin-out from Warwick University which developed technology to chemically convert plastic waste, which currently cannot be recycled, into valuable hydrocarbon product.
Jonathan Wilson, ACCT Project Loughborough University – ACCT (ammonia creation and conversion technology) is an award winning NOx emission reduction technology and has the potential to facilitate ‘virtually zero-emission’ diesel engines. Jonathan is part of the team developing and commercialising the technology.

Dr Filomeno Martina, CEO of WAAM3D – WAAM3D is a Cranfield University spin-out developing a process for wire arc additive manufacturing, which generates huge cost savings and reduced waste in materials such as titanium of up to 90%.
Prof David Healey, Keele University – Professor David Healey is Professor in Practice of the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project. David was previously Head of Smart Energy at Analysis Mason, the London-based telecoms, media and technology consultancy. He has led a number of major smart energy implementation projects and is an advisor to the UN on Sustainable Energy.

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