The University of Nottingham organised a ‘Technology Day’ with Siemens this week, to celebrate an agreement to become one of only 10 universities in the UK to be accredited as a preferred partner.
Siemens has a long standing association with many of the world's leading universities. Collaboration with universities ranges from joint research programmes to development of new qualifications to meet future demands, to providing industry placements as an integral part of education programmes.
Developing new connections and relationships
The aim of the Siemens Technology Day was to showcase The University of Nottingham’s expertise and facilities and identify possible new connections and relationships between the University and senior staff at Siemens.
At the event, 30 directors and lead technology staff from Siemens met with academics to share their requirements, learn about the capabilities of the University and explore potential collaborations in the core Siemens areas of Energy, Industry, Healthcare and Mobility.
University research groups provided Siemens with an understanding of some of the key research themes that may be of interest to them, including additive manufacturing, applied optics, energy storage, future grids, materials, medical imaging, power electronics and several other areas.
A long heritage of innovation
In the afternoon, the groups from Siemens were given tours of some the University’s world-leading facilities including the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (including Additive Manufacturing labs), Power Electronics Machines and Control labs and the Energy Technology Building and Creative Energy Homes.
Speaking about the partnership with The University of Nottingham, Kevin Tutton, Head of Operational Services, Smart Grid Division said: "We are delighted to celebrate our collaboration with The University of Nottingham. Siemens has a very long heritage of innovation in the UK, which has helped to make us one of the country’s leading engineering companies.
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the University and working together on projects that will help keep the UK at the forefront of technology innovation."
The start of a long-term partnership
Michael Carr, Director of Business Engagement and Innovation Services at The University of Nottingham, added: “This is a very exciting collaboration between The University of Nottingham and Siemens. Siemens is Europe’s biggest engineering company and is also a major force in many other sectors such as healthcare and energy, research areas in which the University has a wealth of expertise.
“The Technology Day has been a great success. Our academics have established links with senior staff at Siemens within several divisions of the company. I am confident that this is just the start of a successful, long-term partnership that we will enjoy with Siemens and we are looking forward to the prospect of working with them on a range of innovative projects over the coming years.”
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 42,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also the most popular university in the UK among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the World's Top 75 universities by the QS World University Rankings.
More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs around 13,760 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.36 billion*.
As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports