This August, the University was awarded a further 2 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects with a total value of £360,000, with Invibio and Datong Plc. Melanie Powell and Asif Majid in the Business Partnerships Centre at the University supported the successful applications. Asif said “It’s great news, particularly as Datong is our first KTP project to take on 2 graduates, instead of the usual 1.”
The Invibio KTP, valued at £120k is being delivered through the Centre of Advanced Materials Engineering. Invibio is a global leader providing high performance biomaterials, advanced technical research and consultative solutions to medical device manufacturers across a wide range of markets. The project aims to develop process innovation in the field of implantable polyaryletheretherketone (PEEK) micromoulding and the transfer of the knowledge to technical staff within Invibio. Dr Ben Whiteside is leading on the project, with support from Dr Adrian Kelly.
The Datong KTP, valued at £240k is being lead by Professor Raed Abd-Alhameed in the School of Engineering, Design and Technology and supported by Dr Steve Jones and Dr Jim Noras. Datong is a leading international provider of advanced covert tracking and location systems to Governments and their agencies allowing vital intelligence to be gathered to support their operations in combating terrorism and organised crime. The project aims to expand the capability of specialist communication systems and develop, implement and test new energy-efficient coding, signal processing methods and hardware innovations.