Our new strategic partnership with Queen Mary University of London is set to deepen and enhance our commitment to investing in partnerships with academia and will drive forward innovation in the field of advanced materials. Our Professor Sajad Haq explains more:
ANIMATE is an advanced materials programme led by Queen Mary University of London under the leadership of Professor Yang Hao. It is funded by industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. QinetiQ works collaboratively with a range of UK universities on research projects that are funded by the EPSRC.
On this particular project, our involvement will:
- Provide the mechanism for transitioning of technology into new products
- Help new products to create revenue across the wider UK supply chain
- Engage current and future customers from inception of the programme
- Provide £300K to fund three PhD studentships in this area
For me, key to our success is the building of strong, long-term relationships with partners. Our strategic partnership with Queen Mary University of London not only enables us to innovate in the areas covered by ANIMATE but also creates strong partnerships with some of the best minds working in the field. In the last few years we’ve strengthened our partnership with Queen Mary University demonstrating real value through our joint efforts on individual commercial projects, and this programme, in my opinion, provides a firm base for future collaboration between our teams.
QinetiQ has a broad portfolio of partnerships with academia and is uniquely positioned to enable the benefits of scientific research to generate innovative products and services. This programme, as well as exploring exciting new technology also supports the UK’s leading position in this field, facilitating retention and growth of highly skilled jobs in the UK knowledge economy and we are really proud to be involved.