WEBINAR: Introduction to Engineering IP

Date: 19 July 2022 - CHANGE OF DATE


This webinar provides a broad, high-level introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) for Engineering businesses. It will:

  • provide Engineering businesses with an overview of the IP rights available to protect their ideas;
  • discuss best practices and strategies to capture and protect key innovations whilst respecting the rights of others; and
  • review the benefits of patent protection for engineering businesses, including monetising their innovation, gaining access to preferential tax regimes and securing investment.


Jon Markham - Beck Greener

Jon is a partner at Beck Greener, a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, in London. Jon trained in-house at Dyson and enjoys working closely with disruptive engineering and technology businesses to help them protect their innovation. His background is in physics and he has a commercially-sponsored PhD in OLED displays. Jon is a contributing author to the CIPA Black Book, the standard reference text for patent attorneys and he is a regular speaker and presenter.


Attendance is FREE

SEMINAR: Uncertainty of Measurement

Date: 17 November, AMRC, Sheffield


Certainty is completely different to accuracy, errors, linearity and other measurements associated with good data. It is perfectly possible to have amazingly good and accurate data, and still be uncertain of the result you have.

This seminar will cover some practical situations in measurement, data collection and analysis where even with very accurate measurements, good transducers, accurate analysis models, it is still possible to make the wrong conclusions, or not be able to prove a result is correct. The usual reason is not understanding the actual problem, assumptions or not considering other factors. In other words, “the scientific method”. In fact, the goal is to do as few tests or analyses as possible and get one answer, to provide a faster result. It is too easy to assume that the expensive, accurate, and complex transducers we fit must produce the right answer. The seminar will look at some concrete examples of accurate and repeatable measurements where the certainty of a good result could be very suspect.


Gaining Traction - Engineering in the face of uncertainty - Lessons from the World Rally Car - Damian Harty, REE

Uncertainties within a calibration laboratory - Miles Dadson, Proctor and Chester Measurements Ltd

Uncertainty Collection – a materials testing case study on variability outside the specimen - Peter Bailey, Instron

Considering Uncertainty, “Are you sure you have the correct answer?” – David Ensor, EIS

Quantifying the Effects of Uncertainty in Correlating Fatigue Life Simulation with Physical Tests - Andrew Halfpenny, HBK

Can you control all your test variables? We don’t! - Connor Bligh, JCB

Abstracts can be viewed in the brochure below


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EXHIBITION: Instrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition 2023

Date: May 2023, Silverstone Race Circuit

More Information coming soon

Exact date to be confirmed

Mini Seminars

A number of mini seminars will be announced in the coming months

CONFERENCE: Fatigue 2024

Date: 19-21 June 2024, Jesus College, Cambridge


Scientific Topics

Topics covered during the conference will include: basic science of fatigue, advanced manufacturing, high performance materials, multiaxiality, thermomechanical response, corrosive environments, notches, welds and joints, designing against failure and tools for structural integrity assessment. Presentations will include innovative modelling and simulation, new experimental techniques and novel assessment methods.

Keynote Speakers

Conference Website

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