KTA- Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Reese, Jason (Principal Investigator)
  • Finch, John (Principal Investigator)
  • Bennet, Derek James (Principal Investigator)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


This Research Exploitation Partnership (REP) aims exploit our portfolio of EPSRC funded research and then to accelerate engagement with key industrial partners. We will exploit high profile, low TRL EPSRC-funded research in micro/nano technologies and space systems engineering. These university research activities, and the focus of this REP, are key components of the TIC theme “Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing”. The provision of resources for the proposed REP is at an important time in the development cycle of the “Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing” theme and is critical to its subsequent success within the TIC venture. As this REP features support from the “Business Engagement” theme as well, it represents a first inter-theme collaboration within TIC, with a business focus on how technologies (currently established at lower TRLs) can be commercialised through open source and open innovation business models. The project will consist of 2 people, both working with a UK prime and an SME. The EPSRC-funded research that we wish to exploit is:
a) advanced concepts for orbit design and its exploitation for future commercial space services.
b) the simulation and design of technologies that manipulate flows at the micro and nano scale.
Both present unique opportunities for commercial advantage for UK companies, contingent on appropriate business models being developed.
Effective start/end date1/08/1130/09/12


  • advanced engineering and manufacturing


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