Edinburgh Takes AIM at Construction Innovation

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Edinburgh Takes AIM at Construction Innovation

Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI), the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday® (Academic Industry Meeting day) for companies looking to find novel and innovative solutions to the challenges the Construction industry faces.

AIMday Construction will tackle questions posed by companies around topics such as construction management, new building systems, innovative materials, performance and effectiveness of design, resource efficiency, waste-management as well as the use of robotics in construction.

AIMday is a one-day event that allows companies to submit a question or commercial challenge around any element of construction. Academics from across the University, will self-select those questions they believe their research could add the most value to during the company discussion.

On the AIMday itself, the companies and academics meet in a one-hour workshop face to face to discuss possible pathways to a solution - the emphasis being on generating innovative ideas to meet today’s challenges using a multi-disciplinary approach.

This is the eighth AIMday that Edinburgh Research & Innovation has organised at the University of Edinburgh, and the initiative is proving successful in establishing useful contacts and collaborations, as well as identifying possible new solutions to construction companies.

The event will be held on 3rd October 2016 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Companies can register and submit their questions or challenges until 15th July 2016 at which point academics will be able to select those questions to which their research is most closely aligned.
Interested companies can find out more here

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