Heriot-Watt at SPIE Security & Defence Conference

Representatives from Heriot-Watt University are attending the SPIE Security & Defence Conference in Edinburgh this week.

This leading defence and security event, where fellow researchers come together to bridge the divide between fundamental optical science and applied technologies in advanced security and defence systems, is a premier event in the field’s annual calendar, and is proving to be a hotpot of ideas and technologies.

The event is on until the 27th September – click here for an update on how things have gone so far.

ESD exhibition

Photograph shows (l-r) Robert Goodfellow, Heriot-Watt’s Technology Transfer Manager, Prof. Andy Harvey of Glasgow University, and Iain McEwan, Business Development Executive at Heriot-Watt University.

Click here to download a PDF of SPIE 2012 Security and Defence – Heriot-Watt speakers.

Company-led Engineering Design Projects

Please view the full length video on company-led engineering design projects which provide companies with a great
opportunity for expert academic input into their R&D activities.

The process: The project will be carried-out over a 12 week period from September to December. Students will each spend 150 hours on the project and will be working in teams of four. Each team will have an academic supervisor assigned and the company plays the role of the client.

The Stages: The project could cover the stages of an engineering design assignment, including: market research, brainstorming, concept generation and selection, simulations and calculations, design for manufacture, costing, sustainability, prototyping, assessment and materials testing.

Participating companies are asked to provide guidance to our students to ensure a successful project outcome.

Taking part in this initiative has no cost to companies, only consumables or raw materials will be charged, if these
are required for the design, prototyping or testing during the project. Any support given by academic staff andn expert technicians during the project is at no cost.

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