Stanford University + Scottish Universities = SU2
The Universities of Strathclyde, St. Andrews, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with Stanford University, are collaborating in a project supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK), the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise.
The partnership capitalizes on leading research in the photonics sector, in fields including life sciences and renewable energy, and the commercial opportunities the research offers. It also bolsters existing links between universities and businesses in Scotland and the US.
The program enables businesses in the US and the UK to share ideas and expertise with academics in both countries. The project gives talented young researchers the opportunity to experience working in laboratories in California.
Building on the success of the Stanford Industrial Affiliates scheme and various similar Scottish academic industrial collaborations, there is an opportunity being extended to UK companies to participate and gain real benefits from the SU2P Industrial Affiliates Program.
The program will improve companies’ competitive position by providing a range of activities including facilitated interaction with leading US- and UK-based researchers and entrepreneurs.