Launch of the Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) - FREE EVENT

The £1.9 million Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) at University Centre Shrewsbury is being launched after a successful bid to the European Regional Development Fund.

In partnership with University Centre Reaseheath, it brings together a range of experts to help to develop and increase the productivity of environmental science and technology businesses in Shropshire (including the Telford and Wrekin area).

This launch event will feature a presentation from Dr David Gregory-Kumar of BBC West Midlands, journalist for Science, Environment and Rural Affairs, followed by leading academic Professor Roy Alexander and Chair of the Centre’s Industry Advisory Panel, Adrian Platt.

Join us to hear a range of insights, meet the CREST team and find out more about CREST.

The event is free and open to all, but people are asked to book places at

Background on keynote speaker

Dr David Gregory-Kumar

After gaining his PhD at Liverpool University, David moved from academia to a freelance career in journalism. Eventually he was recruited as Science Reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live before moving to BBC News in the Midlands. His job is to cover Science, Environment and Rural Affairs stories for the BBC on TV, radio and online. It's a job that has taken him all over the world. His favourite story is the discovery of a nuclear fuel rod in a Tamworth scrapyard. David also presents BBC Farming Today on Radio 4. He received an honorary DSc from Aston University in 2014.

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