CUC reaches out to businesses at CADI launch
Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) Business Development
Manager, Peter Castell, brought the vision of "R&D
and Innovation for Cornwall's Knowledge Economy"
to local businesses and entrepreneurs at the launch of the
Cornwall Aerospace Defence Initiative (CADI) at The National
Maritime Museum in Falmouth on Thursday.
Peter spoke to delegates about the importance of research
and development to the growth and success of Cornwall's
businesses and how the CUC Business Development Team is keen
to encourage synergies between small businesses, larger corporate
bodies and higher education providers to fuel economic regeneration
for the region.
He commented afterwards: "The CUC wants to be a
driving force in enabling Cornwall to become commercially
more competitive and achieve a vital and innovative knowledge
based economy. It is hugely encouraging to see businesses
in aerospace and defence sharing expertise under the CADI
umbrella and I am confident that Cornwall's universities
and colleges can play an important role in supporting the
development of this exciting sector."
Peter outlined options for funding R&D such as the Cornwall
Research Fund, backed by Objective One and administered by
the Business Development Team in association with the University
of Exeter, which encourages the generation of new knowledge
and collaborative partnerships.
The CUC's highly successful Unlocking Cornish Potential
(UCP) graduate placement scheme - which enables graduates
to use their knowledge on specific projects within local businesses
and improve their competitive edge in the market - was also
highlighted as a key resource.
CADI, being itself a strategic partnership, shares many of
the aims of the CUC as endorsed by Peter in his talk. The
initiative links industry, local community, university, aerospace
and defence sector interests in order to promote their services
world-wide, encourage collaboration and reinforce the South
West's position as an area of global excellence.
Peter concluded: "The launch has been very successful
and it is truly encouraging that so many like minded people
have had the chance to share their thoughts and visions. The
CUC looks forward to working closely with CADI in the future."
For further information contact Emma Stallard at the Combined
Universities in Cornwall on 01326 370446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF).
The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a dynamic and visionary
partnership that is one of the driving forces behind Cornwall's
economic renaissance. This partnership cobines the Universities
of Exeter and Plymouth, University College Falmouth, The Open
University, The College of St Mark & St John, and the
Peninsula Medical School, with Cornwall's Further Education
colleges - Cornwall College, Truro College and Penwith College.
It aims not only to provide the students of the future with
more choice and greater opportunities, but also to boost the
economic fortunes of the region for the benefit of one and
The CUC initiative has been invested in by the Objective One
Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the South
West Regional Development Agency, Cornwall County Council
and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
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