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MAPP's Industry Partner Briefing event has been hailed a resounding success by its academic, High Value Manufacturing Catapult and industry partners.
Almost 100 people, including MAPP’s academic investigators and senior representatives from MAPP’s industry and High Value Manufacturing Catapult partners, attended the event on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May at Sheffield City Hall.
Industry sectors from across the advanced powder process supply chain were represented including end users from aerospace and energy, equipment manufacturers and advanced materials companies.
The event featured presentations, posters and a number of discussions, ensuring partners had the opportunity to network and learn more about the different interests involved across the consortium.
MAPP Director Professor Iain Todd gave a presentation that focused on the importance of collaboration and engagement between the Hub and all partners.
Academic investigators shared their plans across MAPP’s core research programme and members of MAPP's scientific advisory board shared the benefit of their experience with MAPP researchers by explaining key developments in their specialist fields.
Professor Todd said: “The event brought our industry partners together to look at MAPP's work since our launch in 2017, giving us a chance to re-engage with this community and have conversations about where we should be taking our ideas.
"MAPP is an open research hub with an ambitious pre-competitive research programme looking to unlock some of the common challenges which are limiting the uptake of powder-based manufacturing processes. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and this event was about deepening the engagement with partners on our current plans as well as looking to the future.”
It looked at how the EPSRC’s Manufacturing the Future and Catalysis Hubs, catapults and industry could make even better use of the UK Large Facilities for science, translation and impact.