Collaboration! In the United Kingdom there are superb examples of industry and university collaborations which lead to ground breaking technologies and revolutionary new practices. As Agricultural Engineering, already recognised as a key discipline enabling agriculture to deliver food security, grows and evolves to become even more critical to the modern industrial strategy, the need for better knowledge exchange has never been more important. How can collaboration in engineering work? What does success look like? What can go wrong and how can we avoid the pitfalls?
This conference explored successful collaborations in engineering between commercial, industrial, research and academic partners. Senior engineers with experience of successful knowledge exchange shared their expertise. Those businesses implementing new technologies identified the barriers which need to be overcome if industry and research knowledge transfer can be translated into new practices and truly impact on the end user.
The Conference, which marked IAgrE's 80th Anniversary, was well attended by a broad cross section of members, industry partners and academic experts as well as start-ups and those wanting to collaborate.
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We were also delighted to host some short "Elavator" pitches, giving the opportunity formembers of the audience to sell their idea or assistance. Where we have presentations they are listed below:
Keith Geary - AXOMAP
Bruce Grieve - Fotenix
Ilan Adler - EcoNomad
Linsey Cresswell - CHAP Solutions