Developing links with Scotland’s academia can help your business to be at the leading edge of research and development and new technologies, whether you are already operating in the sector or working in another sector and looking to enter the supply chain. Some examples of where Scotland’s academic expertise in engineering and technology research and development can be applied to collaborative projects with the private sector include:

  • Centralised and decentralised power generation
  • Renewable energy technologies and systems
  • Materials research including composites, biomaterials, concrete technology, fabrics, bio-composites and alloys
  • Nanofabrication for applications including nanoelectronics and biotechnology
  • Surface engineering, coatings; and thin film products and processes
  • Photonics and advanced laser technologies
  • Energy conversion and storage materials, technologies and systems
  • Materials engineering, including forming processes and precision forging
  • Higher precision and more durable tooling
  • Data analytics
  • Smart packaging and labeling technologies
  • Electronic functional materials for low carbon applications
  • Sensors for a wide range of different applications
  • Wireless technologies for a range of applications including sub-sea
  • Process monitoring and control

All of these areas and many more can be supported by Scotland’s universities with the potential for collaborative projects to include concept generation and selection, simulations and calculations, costing, sustainability, prototyping, brainstorming, design for manufacture, trials and testing.

 

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