Reaseheath Knowledge Transfer Innovation Event Huge Success.
Reaseheath’s Innovation, research and development showcase event attracted over 50 delegates which included students, research staff and industry representatives who were keen to find out more about the benefits of collaboration of skills and resources available through the Higher Education department and current projects.
Rachel Ellis-Jones, Assistant Principle & Dean of the Higher Education, opened the evening’s session and highlighted that Reaseheath College’s close relationship with University of Chester (UoC) enables a range of innovation and applied research projects, which are at various stages along the innovation development line, from first idea to commercial launch. Sectors we are currently supporting with UoC include the food supply chain, functional foods linked to health, environmental sciences, natural flood management and the built environment to mention a few.
Rachel finished by highlighting that Brexit will present many challenges for education and companies alike, but it will also provide opportunity. Without EU funding to support employers and colleges, we will need to find innovations and effective ways to work together to get new ideas, products and technologies to market.