Venturefest Oxford 2016

01 July, 2016
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Venturefest Oxford 2016 was a success for all involved! Sally Housden (Quantum Detectors) and Elizabeth Shotton (Diamond) discuss how partnerships between companies at Harwell help provide the link between academic research and innovation.

Venturefest 2016Venturefest Oxford 2016 was a success for all involved!  The UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, produces X-ray, infra-red and ultraviolet beams of exceptional brightness for research purposes. These beams of light are extensively used by the scientific community to undertake structural, chemical and imaging investigations of a broad range of materials on very fast time-scales and under industrially relevant conditions. The on-going partnership between Quantum Detectors and Diamond allows for a greater exploitation of these radiation sources.

By working together, Quantum Detectors and Diamond are able to keep the facilities at Diamond state-of-the-art and also exploit new developments in a timely fashion. The teams work very closely and co-location at Harwell Campus is vital to the success of this relationship. Both Elizabeth Shotton, Head of Industrial liaison at Diamond Light Source and Sally Housden, Project Delivery Manager at Quantum Detectors discussed at Venturefest 2016 how mutually beneficial partnerships between companies at Harwell can help provide the link between research and innovation. They had this to say:

Elizabeth Shotton

 

“The close collaboration between the detector group at Diamond and the team at Quantum Detectors which is afforded by the co-location on the Harwell Campus, allows the Diamond facilities to stay at the forefront of technology, benefitting all our research community. We are delighted to be showcasing this work in partnership with Quantum Detectors at the Venturefest event in Oxford.”

Elizabeth Shotton, Head of Industrial Liaison at Diamond

 

Sally Housden

“The association between QD and Diamond means not only do we get access to cutting edge technology and a wealth of experience and knowledge from their staff, it means that Diamond gets the opportunity to showcase their developments on a global platform, which helps to elevate their status as a world leading light source. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship which contributes to the growth and success of both companies.”

Sally Housden, Project Delivery Manager at Quantum Detectors

 

For more information about the Industrial Liaison Team at Diamond Light Source or Quantum Detectors please visit their webpages www.diamond.ac.uk/industry and www.quantumdetectors.com . Follow them on Twitter at @DiamondILO and @QDetectors.

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