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Advanced Technologies Network event

Advanced Technologies Network event

Energising collaborations for next-generation propulsion

IAAPS & University of Bath

The Advanced Technologies Network creates opportunities for ambitious businesses and established global leaders to connect and engage on game-changing collaborative research and development projects.

At these events you will:

  • learn about upcoming R&D funding calls and opportunities to partner with SMEs and academic researchers
  • get exclusive access to support for high-value bid development and proposal writing
  • make valuable industry connections
  • tap into the benefits of our Scale-Up Programme which is supporting 280 innovative SMEs to grow quickly by accessing public and private investment

Who should attend?

  • SMEs from the automotive, aerospace & maritime sectors
  • SMEs that are part of the supply chain for the above sectors
  • Academic researchers with technologies relevant to these sectors
  • OEM and Corporates in the automotive and related sectors

Be at the forefront of your industry, develop new dynamic partnerships with academia, innovative SMEs and OEMs and the first to hear about R&D funding opportunities.

A regular series of regional workshops, the Advanced Technologies Network, will be the catalyst for developing and securing multi-million £ collaborative R&D awards. This first workshop will explore current R&D funding calls including the Advanced Propulsion Centre APC 14 call plus Innovate UK opportunities.

Our high-profile speaker, the FT’s Motor Correspondent Peter Campbell, will explore how the automotive sector is on the brink of unprecedented change.

Join us to open up significant avenues for growth and scale as well as access to world-leading programmes and resources from SETsquared.


9.00am:     Coffee & registration

9.30am:     Welcome & Introduction from Brian Prescott, Entrepreneur in Residence, SETsquared Bath and Colin Stakem, Sector Manager for Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, SETsquared Scale-Up Programme

9.35am:     Opening from Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent at Financial Times: “The Future of the Car”

9.50am:     Update on IAAPS progress by Gavin Edwards, Programme Director, IAAPS

9.55am:     Panel Discussion facilitated by John McNicol with audience Q&A

Panel contributors:

Gavin Edwards – Programme Director, IAAPS

Andrew Rostron – Business Development Manager for Advanced Technologies, Prodrive

Prof Chris Brace – Automotive Propulsion & Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre, University of Bath

Simon Jones – Technical Director, Hieta Technologies

10.30am:     Round up from Brian Prescott, Entrepreneur in Residence, SETsquared Bath and Colin Stakem, Sector Manager for Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, SETsquared Scale-Up Programme, to summarise funding opportunities and the Future of the Car event

10.35am:     Coffee / Networking

11am-1.30pm:     Workshop grouping and speed networking to include a working lunch


Places for this event are limited so please register your interest now and we will be in touch to confirm your place shortly. 

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