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We believe that the best way to foster collaboration is by bringing like-minded scientists together. Our team arrange a series of networking events throughout the year with a variety of themes and formats. If you are thinking of arranging an industry engagement event, please contact us to see if we can help support you.

Academic Industry Day (AIMday)

AIMday logoAcademia Industry Day (AIMday) is an innovative academic-industry networking event devised and developed by the University of Uppsala. Each event has a highly focused and efficient meeting format.

The unique AIMday format – a question, one hour, a group of experts – has proven successful in finding useful contacts, collaborations, and new paths to solutions to organizations’ questions. Companies can participate by submitting questions for academics to answer, while academics can participate by signing up to answer one or more questions. 

To find out more please contact Martin Kerr ( or visit


Monday 3 July: AIMday Ageing, Mathematical Institute

Due to our ageing population there is an urgent need to improve healthcare systems, deliver better community-based healthcare and to develop innovative methods/technologies for self-management of health, in parallel with promotion of healthy living and support of active ageing.  AIMday Ageing will bring together healthcare researchers and practitioners to discuss these key issues.

Themes for discussion will include:

  • Medical device development
  • Assisted living technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • Strategies for disease prevention
  • Promoting healthy living

Monday 17 July: AIMday Microscopy, Blavatnik School of Government

Microscopy is at the heart of much of the biomedical research that is conducted at the University of Oxford. Technological advances in both hardware and image analysis capabilities are opening up new and exciting applications in biological research. Oxford has a world-class biomedical imaging community both in the development and application of novel advanced techniques. This event offers an opportunity for external organisations and researchers from Oxford to get together and discuss current and future challenges and opportunities in the field.

External organisations are welcomed to submit their questions to AIMday Microscopy. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • New advanced microscopy techniques, including improved imaging methods
  • Quantitative image analysis
  • Biological applications, including live cell imaging
  • Particle tracking by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • Development of hardware/software
  • Electron microscopy/cryo-EM