PEMC Industrial Solutions Event Series

Discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your business

The first of the relaunched Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) Industrial Solutions events took place on Thursday 15 November with over 35 delegates from industry, business support organisations and academia joining us to hear the latest Innovate UK opportunities and to find out how South West Metal Finishing Ltd and Ramer Ltd have already used the new FIB-SEM to make a real difference to their company performance.

“The results from PMCP have aided SWMF in developing a better understanding of the process aided by experts and access to specialist equipment.” (James Bradbury, South West Metal Finishing Ltd)

“Using the new FIB-SEM helped to take Ramer’s understanding of their pva foam technology to a new level; we can whole-heartedly recommend Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre.” (Steve Cooper, Ramer Ltd)

Please refer to the case studies below for the full South West Metal Finishing Ltd and Ramer Ltd stories. For a PDF of the day’s presentations, please contact Claire Pearce (please see below).

Supported by Innovate UK, UKRI, ZEISS, the University’s own Research & Innovation team and funded by ERDF, PEMC invites industrial partners old and new to join us for one of our future events on the main University campus, to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for you.

Over the next 18 months, PEMC will host a series of events that will focus specifically on sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and priority areas for the HOTSW Local Enterprise Partnership. Companies are warmly invited to join us for any or all of these free events, to learn more about our services, existing collaborations and future opportunities, and how your business could benefit. 

Designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis and future funding opportunities, each event will be brief, but packed with useful information to inspire. 

To find out more about each event, just click on the date and theme below.


7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace

10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics

18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical

18 September 2019: marine technology

20 November 2019: new energy/renewables

12 February 2020: geoscience

2 April 2020: celebration event

Join us

Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.

  • Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy. 
  • Larger companies in the same sectors. 
  • Business groups (e.g. members of Plymouth Manufacturers Group, North Devon Manufacturing Association, Hi Tech Forum, SW Business Council, EEF) 
  • Business support organisations.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Claire Pearce, PCMP Manager for details.