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Henry Royce Institute Sponsorship of Impulse Participants

last modified Dec 14, 2018 01:07 PM

The Cambridge Royce has been granted funding to sponsor five participants to take part in the Impulse 2019 Programme, which will run in April and July 2019.

Impulse serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurship in individuals and organisations. The programme is about strong action learning and result driven where participants bring their innovative ideas to the table. It acts as a learning vehicle, prioritising and developing, with a sharp focus on "high-potential" business cases. The core of Impulse’s approach is to engage experienced entrepreneurs to act as role models and to provide guidance.

Through Impulse, the participants get the opportunity to develop commercialisation strategies for their novel ideas and receive additional follow-up mentoring and master classes, delivered in collaboration with the West Cambridge enterprise community. They receive expert advice and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, and benefit from networking with over 80 contributors from the Cambridge entrepreneurial community and Maxwell Centre’s industry partners.

This sponsorship will help to fulfil the Henry Royce Institute’s mission of promoting research commercialisation, and to provide support for its network of materials scientists and engineers to build businesses and to gain entrepreneurial skills.

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s national materials science institute, launched in 2017 by a government award of £225 million to create a UK materials research institute, primarily to the University of Manchester, with funding to seven other institutions.

The Cambridge Royce equipment is mainly located in the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge, and focusses on the theme of MATERIALS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT ICT. These facilities are useful for researchers studying a broad range of energy materials technologies, including, but not limited to:

  • efficient solar cell technologies
  • batteries for electric vehicles and national grid storage
  • alternative fuels and materials and chemical technologies to replace petrochemicals
  • waste energy harvesters for powering remote sensors
  • energy-efficient electronic and optoelectronic devices
  • efficient internet communications systems

Sponsorship covers all programme sessions and course materials and lunches as well as some dinner and networking drinks during the residential modules.

The deadline for applications for Cambridge Royce sponsorship of a place on the Impulse 2019 programme is 28 February 2019.

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