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Engineering the Olympics

Faculty Lecture Next Week: Engineering the Olympics

Sir John Armitt is Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the organisation responsible for the delivery of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

His presentation will document the delivery of the largest construction programme in Europe. He will explain the challenges the ODA faced on its creation in 2006, and outline its strategic approach to the construction programme.

Sir John will be giving this lecture on Thursday 7 June at 11am in Lecture Theatre 2, Management School building. All are welcome to attend.

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Business Partnerships and Enterprise

Additive Manufacturing Masterclass

A masterclass on June 11th will offer companies from across the region the opportunity to understand how additive manufacturing can have positive impacts on their business. The event is being organised by the Lancaster Product Development Unit. For more information, please contact Chris Lambert.

Centre for Global Eco-innovation

Over 30 funded PhD projects in collaboration with regional businesses are now recruiting graduates from across the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is based in the Lancaster Environment Centre and working to develop 50 long-term collaborations with regionally-based businesses by October 2012, in partnership with the University of Liverpool. If you would like to develop a collaborative PhD project, please contact Phil Leigh.

N8 Industry Innovation Forum

Dr John Weir, a former vice president for research and development strategy and operations at Unilever has been appointed as the N8 Industry Innovation Forum project director. Allan Gordon, currently working within the university's international office has been appointed as the project's manager. Both roles will be based in science and technology. The next industry innovation forum will be held in November and focus on ageing and assisted living technologies. Please contact Allan Gordon for more information on this forum event.

Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology

The Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology have formed a new group to support the development of business partnerships. The institute, a collaboration between the universities of Lancaster, Manchester & Liverpool and the Science & Technology Facilities Council, will focus on the development of collaborations with companies developing the use of accelerator technology for healthcare, environmental, security and energy applications. For more information please contact Mark Bacon.

For help and advice on working with business, please contact a member of the Business Partnerships and Enterprise team.


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