Partnership with business and industry is critically important to our research if it is going to have impact in the real world. Many of our students are supported finically through strategic partnerships. For example, EDF who UCL has worked with for the past 7 years, run an annual two-day Postgraduate Researcher Event. Students present their research alongside senior EDF staff who present about EDF’s strategy.
The 2016 event was hosted at EDF’s award winning low energy campus, Cannington Court and included presentations from two UCL-Energy PhD students Jonathan Chambers & Melanie Hermann, and LoLo & UCL-Energy PhD student Zack Wang also attended. This gave our students not only an opportunity to meet students from around the UK but also an opportunity to interact with senior EDF staff such as Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, and Xavier Mamo, R&D UK Centre Director.