Fast forward SMMI business collaboration


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Presenter – Kevin Forshaw from the SMMI will describe how it is supporting and promoting innovation in the marine sector through the use of the facilities, staff and students at the UofS. The SMMI is unique internationally recognised centre of excellence, bringing together the research, innovation and education communities from universities, research institutes, industry and governments.

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  • The IMPACT that result from the great things that our students do after they leave the University is the Knowledge Transfer at it best! Global leading Library House report 2007 3 rd best in world in efficiency of start-ups Measure of VC investment in start-ups to research expenditures 40% with commercial partners HEBCIS 06-07 (latest sector-wide comparator data) Working with SME HEBCIS 06-07 Consultancy Units: RIfI, IT Innovations, Geodata, ECS Partners, ISVR consulting, GAU Analytical, Wolfson Unit What is the G-Factor? The G-factor International University Ranking measures the importance of universities as a function of the number of links to their websites from the websites of other leading international universities. The G-Factor is based on the following premises:   Universities are in the business of creating and disseminating knowledge. Universities are prolific sources of web content. The truism that "an organization becomes its website" really is true for universities (or at least the totality of the web content of a university is more than a reflection of the total embedded knowledge of the university - it increasingly IS the the embedded knowledge of the university). "If it's not on Google is doesn't exist!" Disturbing to some, but a reality to the majority for whom the Web has become a seamless part of their knowledge environment. Academics and instititutions that recognize and respond to this new environment ultimately will be among its beneficiaries. Citation is the highest form of flattery in academia: measures of citation rates, while they remain controversial in the detail of how they are applied, are generally acknowledged in principle as one of the most objective measures of the importance of academic works.   The essential concept behind the G-Factor is therefore to search (using the Google Search Engine) on every leading university's website for links to the websites of other leading universities and count the total number of such links. This number is the G-Factor.
  • Southampton is widely-regarded as one of the birthplaces of the optic fibre and we still lead the world in the field of optoelectronics. Our aeronautical engineers have been instrumental in making aircraft engines quieter and more efficient through innovative approaches to wing and engine design. We are a leading light in the development of the World Wide Web and one of our visiting professors is Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is often cited as the ‘father’ of the internet. We have experts working across the globe on climate change and our National Oceanography Centre and School of Ocean and Earth Science are the UK’s hub for key research into global warming, ocean processes and coastal erosion. Southampton is a world leader in the investigation of links between a mother’s diet and lifestyle and the health of her children into adulthood and our researchers have published groundbreaking studies into foetal health and later development. The University is also home to a number of world-leading research centres including: the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research; the Optoelectronics Research Centre; And the Institute of Developmental Sciences; In early 2008 the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced funding for 2 new national research centres at the University through the Science and Innovation Awards: the national Centre for Advanced Tribology (nCats), based in the School of Engineering Sciences, and the National Centre in Foundational Operational Research (Schools of Mathematics and Management). As a university in a city with a strong maritime heritage, we offer courses with a maritime or marine focus across the majority of our academic schools and our Institute for Maritime Law is the largest centre of its kind in the UK. Arts and humanities are strong at Southampton and we have a unique suite of arts centres at our Highfield campus, including the Nuffield Theatre, the Turner Sims Concert Hall and the John Hansard Gallery.
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  • Fast forward SMMI business collaboration

    1. 1. Southampton Marine &Maritime Institute -Support for BusinessKevin Forshaw6th November 2012
    2. 2. The University of Southampton;an Enterprising University• Global leader in spinning out companies – 12 spin outs since 2000 – 4 floated on AIM - £180m valuation• 40%+ of the University’s £100m pa research programmes have commercial partners.• Over £10m pa collaborative research is funded by the EC• Southampton is the Top UK university in working with SMEs.• 7 consultancy units with 125 dedicated staff for immediate access .
    3. 3. Southampton’s Research Strengths Web Sciences: at the forefront of developing the World Wide Web Institute of Developmental Sciences: world leader in linking mothers’ diet and lifestyle and the health of children into adulthoodInstrumental inmaking aircraft Optoelectronics Researchengines quieter Centre: Invented theand more efficient optical amplifier enabling high speed global communications The Wolfson Unit is a UK Working across Sport Innovation partner the globe on for the Olympics climate change
    4. 4. Southampton Marine & MaritimeInstitute (SMMI)• Over 300 academic staff are currently engaged in research related to marine and maritime including: – Naval Architects and Engineering – Oceanography and Earth Science – Institute of Maritime Law – Maritime archaeology – Transport logistics and maritime sector supply chain dynamics 4
    5. 5. Southampton Marine & MaritimeInstitute (SMMI)• This depth and breadth of expertise has been brought together under 4 themes: – Climate and environment – Energy and resources – Trade and transport – Society and government• Lloyd’s Register (LR) are developing a Global Technology Centre in partnership with Southampton 5
    6. 6. Ways in which we workwith businessModes ofCollaboration
    7. 7. Why we work with Business• Driving beneficial social & economic impact by companies taking our research outputs to application• Working with UK business and local SMEs to improve both economic and employment growth for UK PLC• Need to continuously enhance and enrich our teaching via exposure to current commercial reality• Maximise employment opportunities for our Graduates 7
    8. 8. Benefits for Business• Application of leading thinking, expertise and facilities to your business problems• Leveraging of grant support from both UK and EC sources t0 help support the costs of engagement• A wide range of mechanisms to engage depending on urgency and budget available• Linkage to non-competitor companies who can provide valuable insight into cross-sectoral problem solving 8
    9. 9. Three themes of engagement• Broadly, we engage with business by offering the following: – Access to knowledge & skills • Graduate employment • Student placements • Consultancy, research & KTPs – Access to Facilities (often as part of collaborative research projects) • Specialist facilities including wind-tunnels & towing tanks – Training & development of existing staff • Part-time degree programmes, short courses and CPD 9
    10. 10. Ways your Business can accessUniversity expertise include: • Student Placements/ Projects (Undergraduate or Postgraduate) • Sponsored Doctorates (PhDs) • Consultancy • Sponsored Research • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships • Collaborative Research 10
    11. 11. Student Placements/ Projects• Undergraduate Projects – Penultimate year: Individual – Final year: Group• Undergraduate Placements – Usually over the summer vacation – May be linked to a project• Postgraduate Projects & Placements – Linked to Masters programmes – Vary in length and duration (3 – 12 months) – Tackle industry problems 11
    12. 12. Sponsored Doctorates• Engineering Doctorate: – 4 year doctoral award (EngD) sponsored by industry and Research Council• Collaborative PhD – Student follows University training programme – Based at company for most of period – Costs covered by industry• CASE Studentship – Traditional PhD part sponsored by Industry and Research Council – 3 months spent at company over 3 years of study• Industry Sponsored – Traditional PhD fully sponsored by Industry 12
    13. 13. Consultancy• Different technical areas of the University have established specialist Consultancy Units.• There are currently 9 specialist consulting units including: – The Research Institute for Industry – ISVR Consulting – WUMTIA – Geodata – IT Innovations Wind tunnel testing by WUMTIA
    14. 14. Sponsored Research• 40% of the University’s research conducted in collaboration with industry including: • UK Research Council, TSB or EC Funded collaborative research taking new thinking to market • Contract research to investigate specific company need • Establish University Technology Centre (UTC) or Partnership that establishes long-term relationship • Current UTCs collaborators include Rolls Royce, Airbus, RNLI and Lloyds Register 14
    15. 15. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships• Grant Supported, high-impact, collaborative Projects from 6 months to 3 years• Graduate employee + academic support + access to University facilities with up to 67% of costs met by grant• Current maritime collaborations include: – CJR Propulsion Ltd – RNLI – Victor Marine Ltd – Kittiwake Developments Ltd Applying CFD to prop Design With CJR Ltd 15
    16. 16. Collaborative Research / FP7• 10% of our research funding comes from FP7 projects (EC R&D Funds)• Currently collaborating with leading companies including Rolls Royce, Wärtsilä and Carnival on projects looking at: – Innovative materials for antifouling – Mitigation of underwater noise – Development of new materials
    17. 17. For further information:Kevin ForshawIndustry Liaison SMMI+44 (0)23