Security Call Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme

Information and Networking Day - 20 May 2015 Royal College of Physicians, London

STFC Innovations Club held this Launch Event for the STFC CLASP Security call. The event was aimed at bringing together academia, industry and knowledge exchange professionals from across the security sector to discuss how CLASP can support projects that apply STFC-funded research and capabilities to address key security challenges.

STFC External Innovations is now offering £1.5M to fund a range of projects from short feasibility studies to large developmental projects using STFC-funded research to solve key challenges in the Security sector, focusing on but not limited to the current challenges in security area.

CLASP is intended to support the de-risking of the R&D process for industry through the development of technology demonstrators and industry-ready prototype systems.

The day comprised of presentations from academic researchers and security professionals highlighting their work in the security sector, as well as providing information on funding opportunities and also gave attendees the chance to meet future collaborators.

We hoped you found this an informative day and that you made some good contacts to further your research and your business.

Programme

Time Item Speaker
10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome and Introduction Prof Val O'Shea
University of Glasgow
10.40 – 11.10 Current Challenges in Security and Focus for CLASP Call Prof Dick Lacey
Home Office
11.10 – 11.25 STFC Labs Capabilities in Security Dr Bryan Edwards
STFC
11.25 – 11.40 Case Study - High-Efficiency Large-Area Neutron Scintillation Detectors for Radiation Portal Monitors Dr John McMillan
University of Sheffield
11.40 – 11.55 Case Study - Development of Mutually Beneficial Industry University Relationships Dr Bela Green
Kromek Ltd
11.55 - 12.15 CLASP Funding Scheme Dr Phillip Tait
STFC
12.15 - 12.30 Global Challenge Programme Funding Opportunities Dr Katharine Hollinshead
STFC
12.30 - 13.00 Open Discussion Prof Val O'Shea
University of Glasgow
13.00 – 16.00 Lunch and Networking / Partnerships Building

For more information on the CLASP scheme contact: Dr Phillip Tait or Dr Vlad Skarda or visit our CLASP page.

Files and resources

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