Industry Engagement Forums

Cambridge Enterprise Industry Engagement Forums encourage academics at all stages of their careers to think broadly about their work and better understand how it can be used to create impact in both commercial and humanitarian contexts, while non-profit organisations and industry gain access to world-leading research expertise.

During the one-day brainstorming events, companies are invited to put forward themes related to their industry. Working together in small groups, participants identify areas of common interest that may lead to future research collaborations, studentships and secondments.

One Industry Engagement Forum, which brought together postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and academics from the Department of Physics, and scientists with British Petroleum (BP), resulted in three collaborative, funded projects.

Academics, researchers and PhD students, from the social sciences and humanities to those engaged in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), have attended Industry Engagement Forums with more than a dozen companies and organisations including Unilever, UNICEF, UNESCO, the International Red Cross, Pfizer, the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and World Bank. If you would like information about the programme, contact Shirley Jamieson.

Image: Industry Engagement Forum workshop.