Fellowship Programme celebration!

Colleagues from the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick gathered this week to celebrate the successful SCRA Fellowship Programme.

The event, hosted by Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick and Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham was attended by a range of staff and guests involved in the Science City Research Alliance and Fellowship Programme as well as colleagues involved in Birmingham Science City.

The Fellowship Programme, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), sought to recruit high calibre Research Fellows in new ventures across the core interdisciplinary themes of the Science City Research Alliance: Advanced Materials, Energy Futures and Translational Medicine. A total of 32 Fellows have worked across numerous projects within these themes, collaborating with industry and high-technology businesses, and building academy partnerships at Warwick and Birmingham as well as further afield.

To date the fellows have:

  • won an additional £15.9m of research funding (£8m as Principal Investigators) from Research Councils, European Union funding streams and industry
  • patented 18 new concepts and been directly involved in 4 spin-out companies
  • published more than 350 peer reviewed papers to date in academic journals as well as authoring 6 books and 4 book chapter

You can read more about the fellows in this brochure.

Photo: Professor Chris McConville, current Director of SCRA and Professor Pam Thomas, former Director of SCRA with the SCRA Fellows