Situated within the College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Bangor University.
translating scientific research.
implementing solutions to societal challenges.
Increase the Impact of Academic Research: Translate knowledge into ‘stories of impact’, through the design of products, services, experiences.
Make academic output more meaningful to a broader audience than is traditionally the
case for academic research.
‘Stories of impact’ stories describe the translation of basic research into commercial,
industrial and social outcomes.
Impact by Design: interdisciplinary, design-led innovation.
Bridge between Academic Researchers in COPAS and commercial partners.
Rapid, iterative prototyping of ‘boundary objects’ that facilitate the formation of
Prof David Shepherd
(Deputy Vice chancellor)
Prof Paul Spencer
(Dean of College, COPAS)
(Executive Director, Pontio)
Dr Andy Goodman
(Director, Design Innovation, Pontio)
(Design Engineer - Electronics)
(Design Engineer - Mechanical)
Dr John Parkinson
(Head of School, Psychology - Behaviour Scientist)