Over two days in late February, we held our annual IDCORE student/research project matching event – known as Company Days. This year we were delighted to have a huge uplift in industry project proposals - for our ten 2022 cohort students, looking to start their research in June, there were 20 exciting and diverse projects on offer from EDF, GDGeo, Partrac, Hydrowing, QED Naval, Orbital Marine, Xodus Group, ONYX Insight, Frazer-Nash, Quoceant, Bluefloat, SSE, Aviva and Windswept & Interesting.
This industry engagement and the broad range of projects on offer really reflects the growth going on in the ORE industry right now.
The event was very successful with really great matchings made.
The event also brought all of our students (x 30) who are already out in industry back together again and of course it was the perfect opportunity to present their collective work in a poster session. And where there are posters, there must be a best poster prize!
The prize went to Hannah Mitchell of Frazer-Nash Consulting with her hugely creative poster on Extending the life of Offshore Wind Farms using Bayesian Belief Networks – see Hannah's winning poster in detail below.