Bridging for Innovators (B4I) aerospace and automotive roadshow, 28 February, London

Posted on: 17/01/2019

If you work in the aerospace or automotive supply chains and have a product, manufacturing or process performance issue, B4I could be the solution.

An unmissable roadshow is coming to the Royal College of Physicians, London on 28 February that will give delegates the chance to explore how B4I could help their company through accessing world-leading facilities for free.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) works with companies to help them fast-track solutions to an array of industrial challenges and runs funding through the B4I programme to help UK industry access its facilities and expertise.

STFC has helped national and global players like Toyota, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Airbus as well as UK SMEs, for example conducting non-destructive strain measurements on Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 fan blades or understanding the charging mechanism of lithium-sulfur batteries using novel spectroscopy techniques: your company could be next.

This event in the B4I roadshow series is aimed at the aerospace and automotive sectors and attendees will have the opportunity to see how B4I can help speed up manufacturing times, reduce energy output and boost productivity by solving innovation challenges.  It will also have relevance for those working in the manufacturing, materials, design, Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), powertrain, electronics and chemistry sectors.

B4I gives successful applicants the chance to access advanced analytical technologies, and STFC offers supporting expertise and capabilities to companies through its large scale science facilities located at various campuses around the UK including Harwell, Daresbury and the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.


Previous challenges successfully tackled by STFC include:

  • Using super-computing to design safer vehicles (more here)
  • Integrating the use of virtual models into the product development process at Bentley (more here)
  • Reducing wear and tear with effective lubricants
  • Controlling crystallisation in fuels and bio-fuels
  • Using neutron technology to test the role that additives have in increasing the efficiency of fuel injectors (more here)


The event’s agenda will feature key speakers from the automotive, CAV and aerospace sectors, providing exclusive insight into current opportunities within these areas.  Delegates will have the opportunity to talk to world-leading scientists, understand how to access leading-edge research infrastructure and hear about government strategies, Grand Challenges and funding opportunities.  You’ll have the chance to find a solution to challenges that restrict your productivity and competitiveness and there are a limited number of pitch slots to allow you to outline your challenge directly to the audience.


To book a free place at the event, click here.

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