New edition of Exchange magazine

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. 

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For a print copy, email Fiona.Ramsay@gcu.ac.uk

 

GCU unveils new technology developed through Shearwater KTP

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:

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/electronics/news/system-enables-real-time-viewing-of-subsea-inspections/1014451.article

http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/ogfj/2012/11/gcu-unveils-subsea-video-and-data-storage-system.html

 

GCU food sciences lab analyses nutritional pizzas

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.

New edition of GCU Exchange magazine for business

GCU’s new Summer 2012 edition of Exchange magazine is hot off the press!

The magazine features upcoming events on GCU campus and the latest education, research and consultancy work with our partners – Transnet Freight Rail, the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare and FMC Technologies.

The Applied Knowledge Exchange has information on business funding, KTPs, research and consultancy services.

If you would like a print copy, email appliedknowledgeexchange@gcu.ac.uk

 

GCU students encouraged to consider engineering careers by FMC Technologies

GCU’s engineering students gathered to hear from FMC Technologies about potential careers in the oil and gas sector.

FMC Technologies hosted a recruitment stand on campus to encourage students into engineering. The global technology leader for the subsea industry recently launched a recruitment drive. Increasing exploration and production spending by FMC’s customers around the world supports its expansion. In addition, the recruitment campaign also reflects FMC’s corporate strategy to continue growing its business.

Danny McStay, of FMC Technologies, launched the FMC Technologies Subsea Optoelectronics Laboratory at Glasgow Caledonian University with presentations attended by engineering students, GCU staff and business guests entitled Heritage to Hydrocarbons – The Role of Applied Optoelectronics.

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 his keynote speech, Dr McStay focused on optoelectronic technologies developed over the last decade for applications ranging from heritage to pharmaceuticals, along with examples of how they have been adapted to meet oil and gas industry requirements.

The event was led by Professor Brian Stewart of GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment.

FMC Technologies launching Subsea Optoelectronics Lab at GCU

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…

If Only Holidays scoops SME300 award

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

 

GCU credited for ‘professional and thorough testing services’

A happy GCU client working with our School of Engineering and Computing on the iCEaid mobile app project.

Lifesapps CEO, Andrew Mulford said: “The support given by GCU was outstanding, both in the professionalism of their engagement with us and the thoroughness of their testing regime. They understood the app almost immediately and, due to its intended use, wanted to put it through some severe tests, which we welcomed. The usability tests involved individuals with no medical training working through difficult scenarios. iCEaid scored very highly for intuition and ease of use, even though more than 80% of the testers selected by GCU had not used an iPhone before, let alone seen the app. We were very impressed with the scientific thoroughness of GCU’s approach, and of course, delighted with the outcome.”

The project was developed with the help of a Star Grant.

Give the Applied Knowledge Exchange a ring to find out more about our facilities and services for business on 0141 331 3189 or email appliedknowledgeexchange@gcu.ac.uk

 

Santander launches ‘Breakthrough’ funding pot for SMEs

Santander UK today launched its new funding programme for fast growing companies.

A loan pot of £200m is being made available across the UK as part of the Breakthrough initiative, which is aimed at supporting the SME market through a range of activities including investing in SMEs, together with a number of other initiatives including University courses, research and development and trade missions.

GCU is a member of the prestigious international Santander Universities network, which brings together almost 1,000 universities, throughout Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the UK. This strategic partnership between the University and Santander has created a range of opportunities for both staff and students to participate in a range of activities and to encourage exchange and interaction between members of GCU and other member universities of the Santander Universities network. Each year Santander sponsors one of the University’s annual Magnusson Awards, which provide a one off grant of up to £5,000.

For more information, contact the Applied Knowledge Exchange on 0141 331 3189 or appliedknowledgeexchange@gcu.ac.uk

 

Universities Scotland video highlights business ambitions brought to reality

In this video produced by Universities Scotland, university graduates as well as prominent voices from business and society such as Jim McColl, Peter Lederer and Heather Reid talk about how they have already worked with universities to achieve their diverse ambitions whether it is improving the competitiveness of their business or inspiring the next generation of school children to become excited about science.

Take a look at: http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=our-contribution