PEMC Industrial Solutions - engineering and aerospace
  • Room 201, Rolle Building, University of Plymouth

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Our Industrial Solutions event on Thursday 7 February 2019 featured talks from Tim Searle of Composite Innovations and Richard Bartlett of MB Aerospace – demonstrating how two very different companies use Electron Microscopy in failure analysis and new product development. Full details of the event can be found in this press release.

Programme: 7 February

09:30 - Arrival, registration and networking

10:00 - Welcome and introduction to PEMC – Dr Natasha Stephen (Director, PEMC)

10:10 - Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (latest developments) – Claire Pearce (Project Manager)

10:25 - Electron Microscopy and the aerospace sector – Dr Dan Haspel (Technical Specialist)

10:35 - MB Aerospace – Richard Bartlett (Senior Materials Engineer)

11:00 - Break

11:10 - Composite Innovations Ltd – Tim Searle (Director)

11:35 - Q&A

11:45 – Innovate UK – the latest funding opportunities – Josie Gough (SW Regional Manager)

12:15 - Networking lunch

12:45 - FIB-SEM demonstration – Dr Yang Liu (Technical Specialist)

This event series will focus specifically on sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and priority areas for the HOTSW Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Companies are warmly invited to join us for any or all of these free events, to learn more about our services, existing collaborations, future opportunities, and how your business could benefit. 

Designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis and future funding opportunities, each event will be brief, but packed with useful information to inspire.

To find out more about the other events in the Industrial Solutions series, just click on the date and theme below.


7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace

10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics

18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical

18 September 2019: marine technology

20 November 2019: clean energy

12 February 2020: geoscience

2 April 2020: celebration event

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Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.

  • Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy.
  • Larger companies in the same sectors.
  • Business groups
  • Business support organisations.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Natasha Stephen, PCMP Director for details.

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