- Published: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:33
- Written by National Centre for Universities and Business
Photo Competition for University-Business Interaction
The National Centre for Universities and Business partnered with Research England on a University-Business Interaction Photo Competition to celebrate the breadth and value of interactions between UK universities and external organisations.
Collaboration Captured invited photo submissions that illustrate the dynamic nature of interactions between UK universities and external organisations including business, public and third-sector. We asked submissions to include photographs of knowledge exchange interaction between one or more UK universities and an external organisation, a description of the image and the story behind it.
Launched on 2nd April, the competition ran until 10th May 2019 and - due to popular demand - extended until 13th May 2019.
The panel of judges - NCUB CEO Dr Joe Marshall, NCUB Strategic Adviser Professor Graeme Reid and Sacha Ayres, Senior Policy Adviser at Research England - judged the photos alongside their extended captions.
The five finalists of the competition were announced on 19th June at NCUB's annual State of the Relationship event.
Collaboration Captured Winners
Two winning entries were awarded £500:
Driverless Tech Takes Off - by Mark Mallett, EPSRC
The technology inside this futuristic driverless car, adapted from a Renault Twizy and developed by EPSRC-funded researchers at the University of Oxford’s Robotics Institute, has the potential to enable any machine that moves – from tractors to space rovers – to navigate autonomously. Co-developed with companies such as BAE Systems, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover, the system was the first to be trialled in an autonomous vehicle on UK public roads.
5G Challenges - by Neil Graveney, Brunel University London
University and business professionals from around the world connect on the subject of 5G Communication at the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society workshop organised by Brunel University London.
Collaboration Captured Commendations
Three photos received commendations:
Creative Collaborations with Art Extraordinary - by Cheryl McGeachan, University of Glasgow
Together Glasgow University and Glasgow Museums have worked in partnership with the Art Extraordinary collection - a collection of 'outsider art'. The picture highlights the strength and trust required to deliver collaboration, and the exciting, fruitful and enjoyable pathways that it can generate.
RHS and Cranfield University KTP Collaboration - by Ian Holman, Cranfield Unviersity
Cranfield University is working with The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to develop a suite of innovative water management technologies for use in both commercial horticulture and public and private gardens. This work is based at RHS Garden Wisley with the intention that it will support transformative water management change across other RHS gardens and RHS Shows, promoting growth in the visitor economy and leading to behavioural change among the 2.5 million annual visitors.
An experiment in space - by Ciara Gray, University of Brighton
The European Space Agency (ESA) selected Professor Marco Marengo’s (University of Brighton) Pulsating Heat Pipes for testing at zero-G on parabolic flights operated for ESA by French company Novespace. This is the experimental element of an EPSRC project aiming to close the gap between our ability to design and develop innovative thermal management systems, underpinned by state-of-the-art numerical simulation.
View some of the great photos submitted to Collaboration Captured
Published: 19 June 2019