Breakfast at I-TAC
Martin Morlidge, right, introduces Gavin Tracy, second from left.
Yesterday morning I-TAC hosted its first networking breakfast; a chance for I-TAC tenants to meet each other, and those involved with I-TAC, the European Space Agency Technology Transfer Programme Office (ESA-TTPO), and STFC Innovations Limited.
As tenants tucked into bacon butties, Gavin Tracey kicked thing off by giving a brief pitch about his role as Campus Innovation Manager, detailing how he acts to bring collaboration opportunities together and help tenants to access technology and equipment though external partners and business links.
Andy Bennett followed this by explaining how, as ESA's Technology Transfer Broker, he specialises in finding non-space applications for ESA's space technologies. I-TAC tenant ESP Technologies have already benefited from Andy's help, bringing technologies in that were essential to the development of their business.
Colin Brown, centre, discusses health and safety with I-TAC tenants.
Always health and safety conscious, the I-TAC breakfast provided tenants with valuable face-to-face contact with on-site from STFC's Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) department. Colin Brown and Mark Roberts were on hand to take tenants through the SHE website, advise on health and safety, and answer questions about relevant training.
All the tenants agreed the morning was well worth getting out of bed for, despite running out of sausage sandwiches. Following this success, I-TAC intends to make the networking breakfast a more regular feature.
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