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Eureka 2024 - Academia Meets Industry

Opportunity for industry & Bath/GW4 Physics academics to discuss research challenges and partnerships, and how to innovate & create societal/economic impact.

  • 11 Jul 2024, 9.00am to 11 Jul 2024, 6.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Chancellors' Building Level 2, The Chancellors' Building, University of Bath
  • This event is free
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Organised by the University of Bath’s Physics Department, this is a one-day meeting where companies small and large, start-up and established, can introduce their business, research challenges, and ideas for potential collaborations to academics from Bath and GW4, and where academics can in turn share their aspirations and strategy for translational research. Relevant fields encompass nanoscience, photonics, theoretical physics, quantum technologies, advanced materials, medical science and more. Companies are invited to showcase their expertise through pitches, posters or table-top exhibits. Academics will learn how to assess the suitability of their ideas for starting up a company, and how to navigate the spin-out process. Government agencies, business incubators and business angels will explain how to secure seed and continuation funding, and how to engage with a range of investors. Early career researchers will have the chance to participate in a bespoke training programme outlining career paths outside traditional academic routes. A panel session will involve all participants in Q&A, and there will be extensive opportunities for networking. The Bath Knowledge Exchange Team and Research & Innovation Service representatives will be on site to assist both companies and academics in their learning and information exchange and to provide support for kick-starting collaborations.

Morning Sessions

Time Event Event Title
9.00am : 9.30am Welcome coffee & registration - -
9.30am : 10.05am Jonathan Knight, Vice-president (Enterprise), University of Bath Optical fibre research at the University of Bath – Successes and Failures -
10.05am : 10.25am Daniel Wolverson, University of Bath Condensed Matter and Quantum Materials -
10.25am : 10.45am Habib Rostami, University of Bath Theoretical and Computational Physics Group Research Overview -
10.45am : 11.15am Coffee break - -
11.15am : 12.30pm Industry Innovation showcase - -
11.15am : 11.30pm Ruth Oulton, University of Bristol Quantum Technology Innovation Centre -
11.30am : 11.45pm Ashley Brewer Science Creates, Bristol -
11.45am : 12.00pm Andrea Kelly, University of Bath Bath Innovation Centre -
12.00am : 12.15pm Joe Pearce, University of Exeter Exeter Innovation Accelerator -
12.15pm : 14.30pm Early Career Researchers move to CB3.15 for ECR KE & Impact training session - -
12.15pm : 12.35pm Michael Powell, Oxford Inst. Plasma Tech. Utilising plasma processing for high quality device fabrication ECR KE & Impact Training Session, CB3.15
12.35pm : 12.55pm Satyam Ladva/Harald Plank, Oxford Inst. Plasma Tech., Quantum Design 3D Nanoprinted Nanoprobes: Advancing the Frontiers of Atomic Force Microscopy ECR KE & Impact Training Session, CB3.15
12.55pm : 13.15pm Thi Huong Tra Nguyen, The Training Marketplace The Training Marketplace: Democratising the training world ECR KE & Impact Training Session, CB3.15
13.15pm : 14.30pm Sponsor Exhibition, Poster Session & Lunch - ECR Training

Afternoon session

Time Event Event Title
14.30pm : 15.00pm Bruce Colley, Programme Manager, Innovate UK Engaging with Industry: governmental programmes -
15.00pm : 15.30pm James Hamilton, Technology Transfer Manager, RIS, University of Bath Intellectual Property Commercialisation, licencing, spin outs and all that! -
15.30pm : 16.00pm Oksana Meleshykhina, Senior Technical Programme Manager, Microsoft Empowerment Code: Writing the Future of Women in Tech -
16.00pm : 16.20pm Coffee break - -
16.20pm : 17.20pm Panel Session: Working with industry & research organisations outside academia Adelina Ilie (moderator); Helen Liang, LabCycle; Elizabeth Shotton, Diamond Light Source; Nicola Broughton, CPI; Felix Hall/Oliver Gibson, EIP; Steven Edwards, Bath Innovation Centre; James Hamilton, Bath Research & Innovation Services; Annelies Voorhaar, Elsevier; Euan Allen, Siloton -
17.20pm : 18.00pm Academic Poster session and reception - -
18.00pm : 18.05pm Prizes and closing remarks - -

Register for your place at Eureka 2024

Book your place Registration closes on 4 July 2024.


This event will be held in hybrid format at the University of Bath Chancellor's Building.

Chancellors' Building Level 2 The Chancellors' Building University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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