The two CDTs PPAR (Pervasive Paralellism) at Edinburgh and HiPEDS jointly organised an Industry Event at Edinburgh for partners and students on November 10th 2016. (See http://pervasiveparallelism.inf.ed.ac.uk/industrial-engagement-event_2016/
for more details.)
Eleven HiPEDS students travelled to Edinburgh for the day-long event. The varied timetable included 1.5-minute and 1-slide research briefings by 27 PPAR and HiPEDS students, followed after a break by 4-minute company presentations by about 17 industry partners. The latter included descriptions of internship opportunities as well as more general activities of the company. These talks prepared the way for networking over a long lunch break where students presented posters of their research, followed, in the afternoon, by one-one 5-minute chats with partners about internship and/or research possibilities.
All aspects of the event were appreciated by students and industry alike, and the day ended with a final networking reception.