The event proves to be an excellent opportunity for external business contacts to understand more about the capabilities and expertise available at City.

By City Press Office (City Press Office), Published

733542City’s School of Science and Technology’s corporate engagement event on May 25th 2023, showcased a range of collaboration projects between City and its partners, introducing businesses to new opportunities which may not previously have been considered.

The day began by Head of the Corporate Recruitment & Employability Unit’s (CREU) Mohson Khan giving a presentation about City’s hugely successful internship programme, followed by Level 7 Apprenticeships (Data Science and Cyber Security), which offers fantastic value for companies wishing to upskill their staff.

The final sessions of the morning looked at City’s successful contract research work, including engineering using hollow pile technology (HIPER Pile) and the use of light in medical appliances.


Lunch time offered a further chance to network, including some clear synergies in working with AI and Data Science companies.

After the break, Lab Manager, Stuart Scott, introduced visitors to the City Interaction Lab, with its range of facilities and expertise.

Nikhil Viswanathan and Dr Chris Child discussed their Knowledge Transfer Partnership work with Setfords Solicitors, recently nominated for an award for technical innovation in law.

The last two session of the day showcased a Cyber Security project, where City’s IP is leading to a potentially game-changing commercial venture, followed by Dr Tillman Weyde showcasing the incredible range of applications for modern AI techniques. The final session looked at Konfer and how this can be used to build partnerships and offer collaboration opportunities.

Mike Drummond, lead on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) at City said:

“The event was an excellent opportunity not only for external business contacts to understand more about the capabilities and expertise available at City, but also different parts of the University network to see what colleagues have achieved and identify cross-disciplinary opportunities. Two new KTP opportunities were identified, as well as discussions around a further three accelerated KTPs. There was specific interest around artificial intelligence and machine learning and their applicability to the wider business environment.”