Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday® for companies looking to find an innovative solution to challenges around sensors & signal processing.
The Academic Industry Meeting (or AIMday) in Sensors & Signal Processing, the fifth in the series of unique collaborative events, will be held on 7th October 2015 at the University’s King’s Buildings Campus.
This is the first time that AIMday has looked at the topic of Sensors & Signal Processing, a key area of expertise at the University.
The event will focus on challenges and problems faced by companies across different sectors. The topic will allow companies to access the strength and depth of expertise at the University of Edinburgh in this area.
Academic experts across the University, work within this area and their knowledge can be of particular benefit to those companies within wearable technology, environmental sensing, security & defence, oil & gas, healthcare, medical diagnostics, imaging and bio-sensors.
Thea Ni Lionnain, ERI’s Commercial Relations Executive, said:
“The announcement of an AIMday focused on the topic of Sensors & Signal Processing is great news for Edinburgh as it coincides with increased emphasis on this sector within Scotland, which generates over £2.5bn to the economy. Companies and suppliers within this sector are increasingly looking to R&D to extend their existing products and to reach into new markets. This AIMday event will provide a source of innovative and multi-disciplinary thinking to companies who rapidly need to meet the latest challenges in the market place.”
The AIMday format is unique – one question, one hour and a group of academic experts discuss several pathways to a solution for the question posed by the company.
The AIMday events are already proving successful in establishing collaborations and identifying new solutions to challenges facing industry today.
Companies can register to attend and submit their questions for Edinburgh’s academic experts until Friday 17th July via the AIMday website:
AIMday is a unique opportunity for academic scientists and companies to make contacts and exchange knowledge. By matching a company’s need for new knowledge with academic expertise, AIMday brings understanding and new perspectives to actual problems in companies and organisations.
AIMday is centred on small group discussions where a question raised by a company or organisation is highlighted, and penetrated during one hour by scientists and experts from several different disciplines. There are only winners among attendees on AIMday events. Surveys have demonstrated the uniqueness and effectiveness of the AIMday format, plus the fact that it leaves both company representatives and academic scientists satisfied with their participation.