Regional universities are a key partner to technology companies bringing support and expertise in areas such as:

  • Student projects & placements
  • Student recruitment
  • Collaborative research & Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Access to facilities

Therefore this event is specifically designed to help technology companies better understand the breadth of support available to them and how they can best take advantage of this. It will be done through two mechanisms:

  • Short session highlighting 4 company case studies through a combination of interviews and expert panel discussions
  • Exhibition enabling you to meet with representatives from 9 regional universities to explore potential areas of support and collaboration

Who should attend?

This event is specifically for technology companies or those companies providing technical or analytical services. However it will meet the needs of all types of technology companies irrespective of their size, sector and needs.


8.30 – Registration

9.00 – Welcome and housekeeping

9.10 – Company interviews with expert panel input on the following areas:

  • Student recruitment, projects and placements
  • Training & CPD
  • Collaborative research and knowledge transfer partnerships
  • Access to facilities

9.55 – 15 minute Q&A session with case study interviewees and expert panel

10.00 – Exhibition

There will be exhibition stands from the following organisations:

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Salford
  • Innovate UK/Knowledge Transfer Network

11.00 – Tours of Sci-Tech Daresbury facilities will be available, these will include:

  • Campus Technology Hub
  • Innovations Technology Access Centre
  • The Innovation Centre
  • Techspace One

12.00 – Close

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