Our new edition of Exchange, Winter 2012, is now out! Take a look at our recent news, including our £1.2m deal with engineering firm Doble, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and our Social Innovation events on campus at GCU in Glasgow and London.
For a print copy, email Fiona.Ramsay@gcu.ac.uk
GCU’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Shearwater Marine Services has been receiving a bit of attention after we went to the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen.
Take a look at some of the coverage:
GCU’s unique UKAS accredited food sciences labs analysed the first nutritionally balanced pizzas, developed by Scottish company Eat Balanced.
The work was funded by a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher award. GCU regularly works with companies to offer food testing, shelf life analysis and nutritional analysis.
The pizzas are said to contain 30% of an adult’s guideline daily amount of vitamins and minerals.
Eat Balanced also worked with Glasgow University’s nutrition experts to develop the pizzas.
GCU is hosting an Open Evening Lecture featuring keynote speaker Danny McStay, FMC Technologies, to launch the FMC Technologies Subsea Optoelectronics Laboratory at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).
The growing global demand for oil and gas is driving producers to increase the overall efficiency of the production process and to operate in more extreme conditions with minimal environmental impact. Optoelectronic technologies are seen as one of the key technologies in enabling the industry to meet these challenges. In this lecture, optoelectronic technologies developed over the last decade for applications ranging from heritage to pharmaceuticals will be described, along with examples of how they have been adapted to meet oil and gas industry requirements.
Tuesday 27th March
6pm – 7pm
Followed by cheese and wine evening, sponsored by FMC
Click here to register for the FREE event
Global oil and gas solutions provider FMC Technologies is working with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to deliver a pioneering five-year research and development collaboration within the subsea oil and gas industry. The collaboration combines expertise in electronics, optoelectronics, electrical power and instrumentation at GCU with that of subsea engineering and optoelectronics within FMC to deliver a portfolio of research and development projects to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery and to enhance reliability and integrity in the monitoring of subsea installations. The venture includes Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects and PhD research studentships. More information…
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) client If Only Holidays has been awarded a Scottish Business Insider award for highest climber in the SME300.
The awards celebrate the success of Scotland’s best performing small and medium sized companies.
GCU is working with If Only Holidays on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop and deploy novel computing solutions to automate the generation of tailor-made holiday packages and to improve visibility on the web.
Find out more about how we can help your business by calling 0141 331 3189 or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/business
Four enterprise areas are to be created in Scotland with an emphasis on some of our most dynamic industries with the greatest potential to create new employment opportunities, stimulate private investment and boost economic growth.
The Government is aiming to support Scotland’s life sciences industries, low carbon and renewables and manufacturing.
84% of SMEs in Scotland are engaging with higher education institutions, according to Universities UK.
View the full report – Driving Economic Growth
Universities play an important role in providing support to businesses through research and training. This is demonstrated by the breadth and range of industries with links to universities and the variety of activities with which they are involved, including extensive support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Hundreds of people with dementia have spend the day at Hampden Park as part of the football reminiscence project.
The project is part of ongoing research by Glasgow Caledonian University.
Click on the link to view the short video http://news.stv.tv/scotland/280005-dementia-patients-benefit-from-football-memories/ (please note that the video will start after the short advert is played).
An interesting article in the FT on the difficulties in measuring academic impact
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Applied Knowledge Exchange attended this week’s Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen, meeting with partners including FMC Technologies and networking with the industry.
During a first day session analysing the Operating Models for the Future, panelists including Oil and Gas UK Chief Executive Malcolm Webb said there were potentially large untapped ‘unconventional’ oil and gas reserves which required investment from the industry and a skilled, international supply chain.
Bob Keiller, CEO of Wood Group PSN, detailed the pros and cons of contracting out operations. He insisted it was important to be an ‘informed buyer’, keeping a close eye on contractor relationships through effective project management.
Global oil and gas solutions provider FMC Technologies is working with GCU to deliver a pioneering five-year research and development collaboration within the subsea oil and gas industry which includes KTPs, PhD studentships and research and development projects to identify new opportunities for safe and efficient oil recovery and to enhance reliability and integrity in the monitoring of subsea installations.