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Skin Sciences opened its doors during Industry Open Day

Published: 6th July 2016
Skin Sciences opened its doors during Industry Open Day

The University opened its doors on 16th June to a range of local businesses in an event attended by over 70 participants from the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The event was co-hosted by YCF, a Huddersfield based not-for-profit membership organisation for the manufacturing industry, whose mission is to support business through improving networks and academic-industry interaction. This year YCF and the Centre for Skin Sciences have joined forces to establish a personal care cluster in the region with the aim of supporting businesses in the personal care and cosmetics sector. 

Delegates at the University of Bradford Industry Open Day heard from a range of speakers, including Gill Westgate and Prof Des Tobin from the Centre for Skin Sciences, showcasing examples of successful industry partnerships developing new product innovations, improving manufacturing processes, reducing costs and increasing profit. Delegates were also treated to a series of University tours around state-of-the-art facilities in polymer engineering, analytical chemistry, skin sciences, mechanical and civil engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, automotive, and life sciences. 

Jill Mooney, CEO of YCF Ltd, said “ We are very happy to have been part of this event and were impressed with the quality of the presentations and facilities available to businesses in the University.  We look forward to working with John [Steele] again”. Feedback was very good with several great comments received - “Great the UoB is reaching out, excellent networking” – Alan Hesketh – Indigena Biodiversity; “Talks and Tours were very interesting and helpful” Hannah Taylor, Orean Personal Care.

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