HORIBA MIRA event drives business links

Posted by mjh73 at Sep 28, 2015 04:39 PM |
Enterprise event encourages collaborations between the University and the motor industry

HORIBA MIRA event Sept 15As part of a drive to encourage collaborations and networking between local innovation businesses and the University, the Research and Enterprise Division held on the 18th of September 2015 a successful research collaboration event at HORIBA MIRA.

The objective of the event was to showcase the University's research and expertise, and initiate a dialogue with the vehicle engineering consultancy and testing services provider to explore the potential areas of shared interest and establish ways in which we can add mutual value.

HORIBA MIRA and the University of Leicester are two major R&D Institutions, separated by less than 20 miles with a strongly aligned but non-competing interests.

MIRA, formerly known as the Motor Industry Research Association, was acquired by the HORIBA group, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, in July 2015. The HORIBA group is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.

This acquisition is likely to inject further growth and momentum into the work conducted at MIRA, spanning the automotive, aerospace, rail and defense industries and including the development of ground-breaking low carbon and autonomous vehicle technologies.

A number of academics from the college of science and engineering, spanning the departments of computer science, chemistry, engineering and mathematics presented their research and expertise in the domain of Intelligent Vehicles/Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Vehicle Architecture.

This event builds on a number of existing initiatives between the University and MIRA, including the Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC), the UK's first commercial 3D laser Doppler measurement & modal analysis centre and the MIRA academy, offering a broad and coherent range of training and development activities to inspire the next generation to consider advanced engineering as an exciting and rewarding career choice.

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