Industrial Consortium Membership Benefits
CPSE’s fundamental commitment is to develop expertise over the whole range of process systems engineering and to develop mechanisms for the transfer of new technology to industry. Through the Industrial Consortium, the Centre provides opportunities for member companies to become involved in the specification, development, validation and final commercial implementation of algorithms, software tools and methodologies derived from leading edge generic research.

Companies have increasing pressures to stay ahead of their competitors. They need to be innovative and continuously launch new products and improve existing products and processes. Science plays a vital role in their success and the CPSE Industrial Consortium is “a one-stop-shop” for companies seeking solutions to stay ahead of their competitors. The consortium provides many benefits including individual assistance and solutions to specific company goals and challenges. Member companies gain early competitive advantage and are provided with preview of cutting-edge research and developments. Industrial members include multinational companies from various industrial sectors including, gas, oil, pharmaceutical and chemical. Some of the companies have been members since the Centre was inaugurated in 1989.

 

 

 

Why Companies Join the CPSE Industrial Consortium

  • Privileged Access to World-Class Academics from two top Universities. CPSE academics between them have over 500 years of research experience. They come from many disciplinary areas including: chemical engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry and are leaders in their fields. Company members get privileged access to expertise on process systems from two top universities.
  • Access to a dedicated point of contact, referred to as a “Friend” who will be familiar with your company and help with any enquiries regarding CPSE and can also help to direct any other enquiries regarding Imperial College or University College London.
  • Access to Well-Trained PhD Students and Post Doctoral Researchers. The Consortium provides opportunities for members to interact with the Centre at many levels. Members are able to evaluate and recruit high calibre PhD students and Researchers from around the world. 
  • Opportunity to Exploit and Develop Research and Resources. Members have opportunity to guide research development and resources towards their own business needs and have access to all the non-confidential reports of work carried out by the Centre.
  • Partnerships - Membership opens the opportunity for partnerships. Some consortium members have recognised the need to develop in depth and long term research relationships with CPSE have opted to establish Partnerships. 
  • Links to Other Imperial College and UCL Departments. Imperial College and UCL have many other world class departments which can be accessed through consortium membership. Members will be directed to key academics in both universities.
  • World-wide Networking With Major Companies. The consortium provides a neutral platform for intercompany networking and benchmarking with some of the largest multinational companies.
  • Staff training. Opportunity for company employees to attend courses on optimisation.

 INDUSTRIAL CONSORTIUM company Members

  • ABB Corporate Research
  • AkzoNobel
  • BP
  • ExxonMobil
  • Petrobras
  • PSE
  • Praxair
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Shell Research & Technology
  • Syngenta

How COMPANIES can JOIN THE CPSE INDUSTRIAL CONSORTIUM

We have 10 multinational companies and recently ExxonMobil has become our newest member. Some of the companies have been members since the Centre opened in 1989. Companies and organisations wishing to learn more about the CPSE Consortium membership should contact CPSE Director, Professor Claire S. Adjiman at c.adjiman@imperial.ac.uk