Our latest expert panel debate, Science for policy: a European perspective, took place at Swansea University on 4th September. Our venue was The Great Hall on the impressive new Bay Campus, an exciting 65-acre development. Professor Johann Sienz, Director of Innovation and Engagement, led a tour of the campus following the debate.
AE’s President and Trustees have written an open letter on the importance of securing a strong and fully participative association agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union for Science and Technology in the post-BREXIT era.
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September 2018 marks 30 years since AE’s foundation meeting in Cambridge, to which Prof Ole Petersen had the honour to be invited by Sir Arnold Burgen FRS, the Founding President of AE. On 12th April, he was delighted to be back in Cambridge in the company of Sir Arnold and a number of the other founding members to celebrate AE’s 30th Anniversary.
The AE Cardiff Hub had an active role in the Building Consortia for Energy 2018-2020 event organised by Vision 2020 along with Cardiff University at Wales House in Brussels on 5-6 May 2018. Cardiff University is the leader of the Energy Helix, one of fifteen active communities of researchers and companies hosted by Vision 2020. Every helix focuses on a different Horizon 2020 topic area and serves as a collaboration platform.
On 28th November 2017, the Cardiff Hub hosted a networking event and panel debate on international research networks. The goal of the session was to create opportunities for researchers and private companies to join international research networks and to increase international collaboration.
In November 2016, we hosted a panel debate exploring the impact of Brexit on the future of UK research. Nearly twelve months on, is there greater clarity on the major issues affecting university research? Do the opportunities and challenges remain the same, or has the landscape shifted? Our distinguished panel of experts provided a lively lunchtime debate, with audience interaction.