Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the University of Oxford visit Darwin

On 17 June, we welcomed visitors from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the University of Oxford!

Dr Sunao Aoki, former senior executive vice president and current special advisor at MHI, and Professor Budimir Rosic, associate professor of engineering science at St Anne’s College, paid a visit to Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, where Darwin’s UK office is based.

At Harwell HQ, Monika Zemla presented the campus’s vision for the future in her role as associate director of Harwell Campus. We then visited the European Space Agency (ESA), where Roberta Mugellesi Dow, ESA’s integrated applications manager, spoke about exciting projects to come and ESA’s work in collaboration with the Japanese Space Agency.

At the Darwin SatCom Lab, the Darwin team demonstrated some of the things we’ve achieved in our work with communications technology and autonomous vehicles. Our guests also had the opportunity to take a ride in the Darwin Autonomous Shuttle, one of the first self-driving passenger services in the UK.

It was a pleasure to speak to Dr Aoki and Professor Rosic, and we hope they enjoyed the day!


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