Working with industry

The School of Engineering has a long history of successful enterprise activities through the Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC), which has assisted in the development of over 100 products since it was established with DTI funding in 1995. Alongside this, is the new Digital Media Hub which is designed to bring together the creativity of the school’s Multimedia Technology and Design undergraduates and graduates, with businesses in the region.

The School has a large team of experts working in a wide range of electronics, digital technology and computing technologies, who are able to provide leading-edge advice and consultancy.

Since January 2008 the School has also been the regional representative for the newly formed Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network (Electronics KTN). The Electronics KTN is one of 24 Knowledge Transfer Networks established by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to promote electronics and the electronics industry in the UK.

Companies (or individuals) wanting to find out more about the resources and facilities available In this “World-class” department should contact

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of the world’s leading knowledge transfer mechanisms and helps UK businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge, technology and skills that are available within Universities, through the development of collaborative partnerships which stimulate innovation and can transform the participating organisations. It offers businesses the opportunity to work in partnership with an academic institution to obtain knowledge and expertise to which they currently have no access, to address their business challenges and embed sustainable innovation. The knowledge sought is embedded into the company through a project or projects undertaken by a recently qualified graduate (known as the KTP Associate) recruited specifically to work on that project. KTP delivers a knowledge transfer project for business innovation and embeds a sustainable capability. Through KTP, businesses can also develop and integrate the capacity and capability for innovation after and beyond KTP projects.

Services to Industry

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Last Updated: 24/09/2015