Visit Report: Engineering Wales Conference, Cardiff 2017

The Engineering Wales Conference was held by the Engineering Research Network Wales in Cardiff on October 18th.  The workshop consisted of various workshops and plenary talks including a talk from Peter Jolley, the Chief Engineer from Aston Martin and Ton Fijen the Technical Director of Tidal Lagoon Power. There were also short talks on the best way to connect business to academic research and upcoming funding opportunities that might be useful to both the business and academic attendees of the conference.

The first set of workshops, which included ‘Showcasing the BWR Hub and Network’ was focussed on Future Technologies and major industrial development projects from the network. The afternoon sessions were Industrial Roadmaps, how academia can work in partnership with industry and we’re used to highlight the successes of the network so far.