PEMC Industrial Solutions Event Series
  • Rolle Building

  • Rolle Building

  • Rolle Building

  • Rolle Building

  • Rolle Building

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The fourth event of the series took place on Thursday 18 July, with a mix of delegates from industry and academia, to hear about the latest funding and support opportunities for the sector from not only Innovate UK, but also the SW Academic Health Science Network and Plymouth Science Park – along with details of the ‘Innovation in Healthy Ageing Project’, another Devon-focused project to support companies.

And, of course, industrial solutions in practice; Gooch & Housego and Radley Scientific demonstrated how they use Electron Microscopy to support new product development and problem solving:

“Radley Scientific used the FIB-SEM to illustrate directly the degree of stress we have in our piezo ceramic material and the results were really nice and elegant. We couldn’t have done that without PEMC.” (Anton Slipszenko, Senior Project Engineer and Quality System Manager)

“Gooch & Housego has used PEMC for over 10 years to support process improvement and problem solving. For example, carrying out elemental analysis on an unknown surface contaminant gave us the evidence we needed to change supplier and improve our production process.” (Tom Legg, Senior Optical Systems Engineer)

For a PDF of the day’s presentations, please contact Claire Pearce (please see below).

Supported by Innovate UK, UKRI, ZEISS, the University’s own Research & Innovation team and funded by ERDF, PEMC invites industrial partners old and new to join us for one of our future events on the main University campus, to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for you.

Up until mid-2020, PEMC will host a series of events that will focus specifically on sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and priority areas for the HOTSW Local Enterprise Partnership. Companies are warmly invited to join us for any or all of these free events, to learn more about our services, existing collaborations and 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 each event, just select 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 via the above link.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Claire Pearce, PCMP Manager for details.

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