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Building networks across Europe with automotive leaders and innovators
Members of the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) team attended the 29th Aachen Colloquium in the beautiful city of Aachen early in October. The Colloquium has established itself as one of the highlight conferences in the automotive calendar...
IAAPS delegation joins debate about future direction of automotive industry at SAENA ICE2019 Conference
From September 15th to 19th a delegation of the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) attended the SAENA ICE2019 Conference in the fantastic venue of Hotel Quisisana in Capri. SAENA ICE2019, together with SAE WCX is one of the...
Driving the IAAPS low carbon agenda with vibrant event programme
I joined the IAAPS team in June 2019 to help with the planning and delivery of events to promote the research taking place within IAAPS. My first experience of the role was to attend the IAAPS Foundation Plaque event at...
Growing IAAPS Profile in Europe
Earlier this month, Professor Gary Hawley (Dean of the faculty of Engineering and Design) and I led a delegation to Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to explore collaboration opportunities for IAAPS with policy makers, automotive associations and manufacturers...
Educating the next generation of leaders in the Automotive Propulsion Sector
As a member of the University of Bath’s bid team, I was delighted when the EPSRC awarded the University £5m funding to create a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems. The vision for the CDT is...
University-industry relationships key to developing future generations of engineers
The UK government announced 2018 to be the Year of Engineering, a campaign to celebrate the world of engineering while inspiring the next generation of engineers. Celebrations aside, the UK engineering sector is facing a significant skills shortage, with an estimated...
Pace accelerates on development of IAAPS
Since joining the University of Bath as Programme Director of the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems in January 2018, it’s been an exciting time working with the team at Bath to move the project forward from the successful fundraising...
‘Smart specialisation’ and building links with SMEs
Industrial strategy, after its long hiatus, is back on the policy agenda. With the government’s creation of a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, there’s a new found remit for the state in playing a more active role...
How a Triple Helix Model will generate a West of England success story
Since the creation of the UK’s network of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) back under the coalition government in 2011, a renewed onus on partnership working between local authorities, industry and academia has been at the forefront of plans to stimulate...
Why today’s skills shortage matters
In my last blog I outlined how UK automotive in 2016 is in an enviable position but must keep moving forward by innovating through new research and development if it is to continue to capture the future market share. Here,...