Previous Projects

AP&A Ltd

AP&A Ltd provide technical, brokerage and operational services to the shipping and offshore industries worldwide. They are working with the Department Of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to optimise ship operations, maintenance, repairs and logistics through application of advanced data analytics, risk and reliability analysis tools and processes.

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Lumen Research

Lumen Research Ltd is an innovative ‘attention technology’ company, using eye-tracking technology to measure the salience and engagement of visual communications by tracking a viewer's gaze point (location, duration, pattern etc). They are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed machine learning expertise and develop a software tool for predicting a viewer’s likely response to a range of visual communications (adverts).

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Education and Municipal Equipment

Education and Municipal Equipment Ltd (EME Furniture), a furniture manufacturer located in Sanquhar, South West Scotland is a company focussed on the design and manufacture of functional, high quality education furniture products. They have partnered with the University of the West of Scotland on a 24 month KTP project working with the Department of Engineering and Computing and the School of Science and Sport to optimise the company’s factory relocation, redesign the factory layout using lean manufacturing principles and to develop a capability for new innovative manufacturing methods and processes within the new production facility aiding new product development.

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Completed Projects

L Rowland & Company (Retail) Limited

L Rowland & Company (Retail) Limited is a pharmacy and chemist.   They are currently working with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University to establish and implement an innovative online education and professional development system for pharmacy and ancillary staff.

SeaEnergy PLC

SeaEnergy PLC is an innovative energy services group.   It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's Department of Management at Aberdeen Business School and the School of Computing to develop an operational and economic model to assess and manage the life cycle cost of alternative operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms.

The UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Association Limited

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is currently working with the Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE), the Institute for Health and Welfare Research, the School of Computing and the IDEAS Research Institute at Robert Gordon University to develop a capability for accurately profiling offshore worker’s size in a systematic and sustainable way, informing safety equipment, working environment design and operational procedures.

Grampian Housing Association Limited

Grampian Housing AssociatedLimited is a fast growing housing association based in the North East of Scotland that provides services to over 3,000 households.  It is currently working with the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at Robert Gordon University to determine the factors contributing to hard to heat housing, developing innovative retrofit insulation solutions ready for installation leading to reduced carbon and fuel poverty. 

Pexel Limited

Pexel Limited is a specialist in achieving high quality insight through telephone research.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's School of Computing to develop and apply techniques of machine learning to a challenging area of performance management and deliver a step change over available products.

WML UK Limited

WML UK Limited is an expert in digital solutions for the creation and control of complex documents such as legal contracts and financing agreements.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's School of Computing to develop a globally accessible energy management, monitoring and reporting system which will deliver significant efficiencies for clients and generate new revenue opportunities.

Polaris Learning Limited

Polaris Learning Limited specialise in providing Competence Assessor and Internal Verifier Training and Qualifications in Aberdeen.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's IDEAS Research Institute and the School of Computing to develop a user centred blended learning system through the development of learning pedagogies and exploitation of appropriate technology platforms resulting in industry leading products. 

James Jones & Sons Limited

James Jones & SonsLimited is the leading supplier of British timber and one of the UK’s greenest timber producers.  It is currently working with  Robert Gordon University's IDEAS Research Institute and School of Computing to design and develop a 3D/4D interactive augmented visualisation system that will allow us and our SME distributors to efficiently specify our products.

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Innovent Ltd

Innovent develop animal monitoring and analysis hardware and software products for the livestock industry. They are working with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced 3-D vision processing and data mining capabilites to enhance existing QSCAN and QBOX products.

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William Grant & Sons Ltd

William Grant & Sons Ltd undertakes distillation, blending, bottling and selling of alcoholic beverages. Well known brands include Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Grant's whisky. They are currently working with the Department of Strategy and Organisation at the University of Strathclyde to embed innovative project management knowledge and expertise in order to deliver multiple strategic change projects, enhancing operational efficiency and delivering business growth.

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BiP Solutions Ltd (2)

BiP Solutions is a leading provider of cutting edge solutions and services that help optimise supply chain value. They help businesses win government contracts, and assist procurement in the public sector through effective tendering. They are currently working with the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Strathclyde to embed economic and community benefit modelling and supply chain visualisation expertise and develop a web-based tool, accessible by the company and its clients, for assessing the economic impact and community benefit of projects utilising BIP's product and service offering.

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SST Sensing Ltd

SST Sensing Ltd design and manufacture a range of Fluid and Gas Sensing Solutions and have supplied these products to industry for over 10 years. Their primary goal is to deliver the required sensing and control solutions to customers which exactly meet their technical and commercial sensor requirements. They are currently working with the Department of Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University to embed chemistry expertise in order to develop the next generation of gas sensor solutions.

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Confederation of British Metalforming

 The Confederation of British Metalforming is the leading trade association for all UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings, pressings and fabrications, offering both business support and representation at the highest level for the metalforming industry. They are currently working with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced energy modelling, simulation and optimisation capability within the organisation in order to facilitate growth through an improved energy efficiency service offering to members. 

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BiP Solutions Ltd

  BiP Solutions is a leading provider of cutting edge solutions and services that help optimise supply chain value. They help businesses win government contracts, and assist procurement in the public sector through effective tendering. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed key technical expertise, principally in database design and optimisation and data warehousing, modelling and analysis, in order to enable the development of the next generation of unique business intelligence products and services.

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John Gilbert Architects Ltd

   John Gilbert Architects Ltd is a Glasgow based design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. The majority of their work is for public bodies, housing associations and community organisations. They are currently working with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art to develop knowledge of the performance of retrofit measures to buildings, develop a capability to undertake building performance evaluation in the energy and environmental refurbishment of existing housing and relate this to architectural design.

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HurleyPalmerFlatt

For 40 years HurleyPalmerFlatt has provided design and construction support of many critical engineering projects including data centres, trading buildings, hospitals and energy centres. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced hybrid energy systems simulation within the company to drive business growth.

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Scottish Canals (2)

Scottish Canals is the operating name of the British Waterways Board. It looks after the Scottish canals, conserving them as part of our heritage, and transforming them to play a vital role in Scotland today. They are currently working with the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop new knowledge and understanding of the strategic factors which drive tourism potential on the Scottish canals and to develop and implement a strategy for increasing tourism to four different canal locations in Scotland.

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Hydroklear Services Ltd

Hydroklear Services Ltd. are a family-run organisation, operating in the UK water industry for more than 20 years. We offer a professional service in providing the best solution for equipment and services, such as Chemical Dosing Rigs, Chemical Dosing Packages, Drinking Water Treatment, Effluent Treatment, Ultra-pure Water Packages, Water Softeners, Demineraliser and Settlement systems. They are currently working with the Department of Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland to develop a novel zero waste process for removal of metal ions from distillery wastewater.

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Paisley South Housing Association

Paisley South Housing Association are a developer of new affordable housing and a Registered Social Landlord with over 1200 homes for rent. Their subsidiary Paisley South Property Services factors 301 properties. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to deliver a new framework for provision of online services, leading to improvements in customer service, occupancy rates, internal operational efficiency and supply chain engagement.

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Donaldson Associates Ltd

Donaldson Associates is a specialist firm with in depth experience in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering including the development of underground space and infrastructure. They are currently working with the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop a novel low-cost and low-carbon technique for tunnel face stabilisation.

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Alexander Dennis Ltd

Alexander Dennis Ltd is the UK’s leading bus and coach manufacturer, employing around 2,000 people at facilities in the UK, continental Asia and North America. They are currently working with the department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to improve resource demand forecasting on New Product Development (NPD) projects utilising a novel approach to predictive

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Cisco Systems Ltd

CISCO is one of the UK’s leading IT companies, providing hardware and services in switching and routing, data centre, collaboration and security and management of cloud and network systems. They are currently working with the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop a secure IT system capable of connecting different sensors and IT devices together to produce quality data to enable effective decision making.

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Adrok Ltd

Adrok uses its proprietary electromagnetic technology to supply geophysical services to clients from all over the world, providing them with measurements of subsurface natural resources, rock types and rock sequences before drilling. Adrok are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to develop Atomic Dielectric Resonance probing for deep geothermal energy resources.

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Pentagon Chemical Specialities Ltd

Pentagon is an independent UK manufacturer of speciality and fine chemicals. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to design, develop and optimise a production process for a speciality organic intermediate.

 

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McPhee Brothers (Blantyre) Ltd

McPhee Bros Ltd are a family business that has been making and repairing concrete mixers for almost 40 years. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed a finite element “design-by-analysis” capability for advanced structural design and optimisation.

 

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Howden Group Ltd

Howden designs, engineers and supplies air and gas handling equipment, including industrial fans, process gas compressors and rotary heat exchangers. They are currently working with the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde to develop and implement a sustainable new product development procedure that will ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of commercially viable products to the market.

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First ScotRail Ltd

First ScotRail Ltd operates over 95% of passenger train services in Scotland under a franchise agreement with the Scottish Executive. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University to review existing maintenance practices, develop condition monitoring products on First ScotRail passenger trains and identify optimal cost effective maintenance strategy and periodicities.

 

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Oldbaum Services Ltd

Oldbaum Services Limited are a world leading wind consultancy operating both onshore and offshore worldwide. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed an advanced data analysis capability in the business with particular focus on the analysis of offshore wind turbine turbulent wake measurement.

 

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P.S. Auto Grinding

P.S. Auto Grinding distributes and installs automatic grinding machines for the founding industry. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed control system engineering expertise in support of new product development and existing system upgrades, and to embed new product development expertise and launch the next generation of automated finishing solution for steel castings.

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Moorbrook Textiles Ltd

Moorbrook Textiles Ltd, produces woven textile products at its manufacturing plants in Ayr and Peebles. They are currently working with the University of Strathclyde to create a world-class lean and adaptive textiles business through supply chain optimisation,  embedding a continuous improvement/innovation culture and utilising advanced loom diagnostics solutions.

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Loretto Care

Loretto Care works closely with the Scottish Government and Local Authorities to provide housing, care and support to those in greatest need. They are currently working with the department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of Scotland to develop, evaluate and embed an evidence-based assessment, monitoring and intervention package specifically for individuals with alcohol-related brain damage living in supported care.

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Turnbull & Scott Ltd

Turnbull and Scott design, supply and install specialist heating solutions for clients in the UK, mainland Europe and as far afield as Japan from their base in Hawick. They are currently working with the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Strathclyde to embed an integrated heat exchanger design process incorporating thermal, structural and weld design components, facilitating rapid business expansion in key markets such as Nuclear.

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Aqualife Services Ltd

Aqualife Services is the largest dedicated fish vaccination company in the world, providing vaccination services for farmed fish throughout Europe and beyond. Aqualife Services are currently working with the School of Engineering and Science at the University of the West of Scotland to develop new processes and technologies to increase the efficiency and improve the animal welfare of the fish handling and vaccination process. 

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Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd

IES’ mission is to advance the sustainability of the world’s buildings through the use of integrated building performance modelling technology which more intelligently and assuredly determines the measures required to mitigate climate change and conserve our natural resources for future generations. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop an optimisation control strategy and integrate it with the dynamic simulation environment and real-time building energy performance models.

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Menzies Distribution Ltd

Menzies Distribution is a newspaper and magazine wholesaler, delivering   5 million newspapers and 2.1 million magazines every day. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed a continuous improvement (CI) culture within Menzies Distribution, leading to supply chain optimisation, reduced waste and increased profitability.

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Shearwater Marine Services Ltd

Shearwater Marine Services Ltd (SMS) is one of the main inshore commercial diving and marine contractors in the UK. They are currently working with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop a remote web access technical information database to improve diving inspection processes, business intelligence and provide efficient and added value customer reporting facilities.

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland leads and supports quality improvement in NHS Scotland. It provides advice and guidance about clinical and cost effectiveness, supports implementation of the guidance and assesses performance of NHS organisations. They are currently working with Glasgow University to transfer expertise in using Patient Reported Outcome Measures for NHS quality improvement.

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Agrico UK Ltd

Agrico UK Ltd holds the UK licence to produce, multiply and market seed potatoes bred by Agrico BV, the Dutch parent company. They are currently working with the Biological Sciences Department at Glasgow Caledonian University to introduce laboratory techniques to define the physico-chemical and nutritional value of existing and new strains of table and processing potatoes to enhance product knowledge.

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UK Whitegoods Ltd

UK Whitegoods Ltd is an E-business offering consumer and trade advice (dedicated and through hosted forums), parts and user manual sales plus access to a nationwide group of service engineers. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed an advanced mobile device software development capability, delivering a real-time/intelligent workflow management tool for the service engineering community and driving rapid business expansion.

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Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company and a world leader in advanced materials technology. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop and implement a Process Analytical Technology platform for measurements of key product and process attributes, sophisticated multivariate analysis, and modelling of inorganic material production.

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Highland Spring Ltd

Highland Spring Limited engaged the services of academics from the University of Strathclyde in this highly successful KTP project, which built on the success of an earlier partnership. The work has improved the effectiveness of new bottling lines by instilling a continuous improvement culture at the company, including processes, methods, tools techniques and systems within the operations function. These were integrated with the company’s overall business systems and processes.

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