Beyond the Lab

Amy Bilton, Luigi Del Debbio, Laure Esteveny, Ruairidh Henderson, Steph Hills, Franz Muheim, Matt Needham, Jennifer Smillie, Gillian Wright, Joe Zuntz

The Higgs Centre for Innovation, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Key Speakers:
Prof Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government, Prof Tony Hey, STFC Chief Data Scientist



Beyond the Lab - Astronomy and Particle Physics In Business

This one-day event at the recently-opened Higgs Centre for Innovation will explore opportunities to exploit particle physics and astronomy technology and know-how in industry, and to promote the particle physics and astronomy talent pool.  The Higgs Centre for Innovation is a joint venture between the STFC and the University of Edinburgh which provides incubation and support for companies with an interest in collaboration with STFC scientists.   This meeting will bring together leading researchers, experts in cutting-edge technology, successful entrepreneurs, alumni and students.  The day will include general talks, panel discussions and networking in extended breaks.  There will also be a chance to take a tour of the Higgs Centre for Innovation.  Confirmed speakers include Prof Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government, and Prof Tony Hey, STFC Chief Data Scientist.  Bringing together the strengths of discovery-driven research and innovation-driven industry, we will look for opportunities to bridge traditional divisions and identify areas for future development.  The day will end with a reception on the roof terrace.



Please register at the indico page where you will also find the preliminary timetable.  Places are limited so we recommend early registration.  Note that you need to register for security in order to access the venue.


Getting Here

Here is some helpful travel information.  The Higgs Centre for Innovation is located at the Royal Observatory site (ROE).