July 2019

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Chief Executive Officer of Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, Mr Roger Wiggins (left) and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal of The UWI St Augustine, Professor Brian Copeland sign a licence agreement in June 2019 to commercialise two asphalt-based products developed on the campus – “UWI Plastic Cement” and “UWI Primer”. The agreement furthers UWI’s strategic goal of creating an entrepreneurial university with a diversified revenue base. Looking on are Dr Richard Fairman, Head of the Department of Chemistry, and Mr Stephen Mc Clashie, Director of Lake Asphalt. The licence agreement follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between The UWI and Lake Asphalt in 2015 to collaborate on research, development and commercialisation of asphalt and asphalt-based products.