QReserve recently returned from a week-long trip in the UK and we are happy to share exciting news!
We had the opportunity to meet with active researchers and research administrators to discuss how QReserve's revolutionary platform could benefit their research while helping to augment and expand early stage deployments at two institutions, the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Science and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult in London. We are also excited about a new partnership QReserve is forming with JISC, which promises more exciting opportunities in the near future.
We landed in London after the seven-hour flight from Toronto and we hopped right on a train for Sheffield. Sheffield is a city much like Hamilton—a former steel town become a research-centric city. We loved our stay at the University of Sheffield where we are helping to deploy QReserve across their entire Faculty of Science.
Walking to the University of Leeds
We followed Sheffield with a short but lovely trip to Leeds. We had a great time meeting with senior researcher administrators at the University of Leeds's Research and Innovation Services Office, learning about their research processes and discussing how QReserve would help improve their understanding and insight into research across their campus.
We finished our tour back in London where we greatly appreciated our welcome at UCL, learning about the fascinating work going on there across all of their different schools. It was in London where we also met with the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, one Catapult in a large network across the UK, which serves as a centre of excellence in cell and gene therapy innovation. We are working closely with researchers there to augment and extend a new deployment of QReserve and look forward to working together to meet their research needs.
Looking up at Big Ben
We established an exciting partnership with JISC, also headquartered in London. JISC is a not-for-profit organization that works to provide digital services and solutions for UK education and research. We are excited to see where this partnership will lead us!
Meeting with Kate Temperley (Commerical Officer – Ontario) and Megan Wood (Trade Commissioner and Project Officer) in the Ontario Room at Canada House
We concluded our time in the UK with a visit to Canada House where we met with federal and provincial representatives to discuss opportunities for QReserve's future expansion in the UK as a growing Canadian company.
Thank you to everyone who took time to meet with us. We’re excited to continue growing QReserve in the UK and working with the wealth of incredibly talented researchers.
We are thankful to the CDMN Soft Landing program for their support in making this trip possible.