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Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI), the gateway to engaging with the University of Edinburgh’s world class research and expertise, has announced a new Academic Industry Meeting day (AIMday®) for companies looking to find expertise and innovative solutions to the technical challenges, needs and opportunities faced by industry.

The AIMday Sensor Signal Processing and Imaging workshop event on 21st September will tackle individual questions and challenges posed by companies looking to harness the latest research outputs and expertise in signal processing and imaging.

It is a one day event that allows companies to submit a question or commercial challenge around any element of sensor, or signal processing and imaging application. Academics from across the university, will select the questions they believe their research could add the most value to during the company discussion.

Each participating company will meet with the academics in a one hour face to face, closed workshop, to discuss possible pathways and novel approaches to a solution, with the emphasis being on generating innovative ideas to meet today’s challenges using a multi-disciplinary approach.

This event is being organised in partnership with the University Defence Research Collaboration, an EPSRC-funded consortium of seven leading universities developing research in signal processing for security. This is an ideal opportunity to benefit from the transfer of the expertise and outputs from this programme to other industry sectors to develop new business opportunities and address technical challenges through the application of sensor, signal processing and imaging expertise.

Ian Sharp, ERI’s Head of Marketing and Engagement, said, “The AIMday provides an effective and focused way for industry to meet with relevant, world leading experts and find answers to challenges and opportunities. At the same time, AIMday is also a powerful way of developing new and productive links between industry and academia. We have run the AIMday programme for several years now and it has been very successful in delivering innovation and new approaches. For example, we have seen how robotics and AI can be used to support the construction industry, how design modelling can improve brewing, and have developed new and productive partnerships between academics and the financial industry.”

This latest event will be held on 21st September 2016 at the Surgeons’ Hall Quincentenary Conference Centre in Edinburgh.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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