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Academic-industry partnerships: risk, money, ideas and skills

One of the fun things I have to do in my job is find ways to increase collaborative research between IMSE and commercial companies. This is complicated. Research is risky, it’s expensive, it’s built on constantly generating new ideas, and this only happens with the right mix of the right people. How can we make all of this happen? One of the ways is with big collaborative research projects which are part-funded by industry and partly by public investment. In this post, I look at how this works.

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Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our new blog from the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering! Although our Institute’s name might seem quite niche and specific at first, the relevance of our work on society is anything but. Through this blog, we’ll bring you some of the stories of how our approach can revolutionise the 21st century. It has done so already in previous ones. 

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