Nathu Puri Institute brings together engineering industry and academic experts for enterprise education conference
23 June 2015
Bank University's (LSBU) Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise
held a one-day conference where educators, researchers and engineers from
across the UK shared ideas and best practices for embedding enterprise in
research were presented by experts from industry and academia, including
Glencore Xstrata, the Technical University of Delft, the University of
Edinburgh, SimVenture and Goldsmiths, University of London.
industry managers and scientists talked on a range of topics, including social
entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers, sustainable planetary engineering,
and professional skills promotion.
Bhamidimarri, Chair of the Nathu Puri Institute and Vice President of
Development at LSBU, spoke about re-inventing the engineering curriculum.
education can no longer continue to be limited to engineering science,
measurement, modelling and the synthesis of these. In today's globalised market
place, the career success of engineering graduates and their employers demands
that graduates are creative and innovative," said Professor Bhamidimarri.
"The conference was very enlightening. There
were numerous case studies that clearly illustrated why it's so important for
engineers to broaden their outlook and develop commercial and cultural understanding
to complement their engineering skills," said Dr Martin Bush, Principal
Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics, who attended the conference.
The conference was also attended by Professor
Nathu Puri, an honorary graduate of LSBU and founder of the Purico Group, whose
donation helped launch the Institute. Founded in 2012, the Institute helps
embed enterprise in science and engineering education to foster excellence and
innovation in graduates.
should be available to future engineers and engineering students so that more
of them can break the glass ceiling and become entrepreneurs and our business
leaders," said Professor Puri.