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KTA Partnership Development Award

Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Prof Gary Hawley and Dr Alex Copping
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The Project

A KTA Partnership Development Award to enable businesses to benefit from EPSRC funded energy efficiency and sustainability research through the joint development of distance learning CPD courses incorporating research results in energy and the environment, bio and alternative fuels, renewables, low carbon building materials, power and energy engineering, sustainable environments and green chemicals.  As the units will address key aspects of energy efficiency and sustainability, they will assist with the Government strategy to support 'green' jobs and increase the employability of the students.

Potential Benefits
  • Increasing the national profile of energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Develop demand led by business CPD units
  • Embed research outputs into the energy and environment industry
  • Develop cutting edge up to date CPD material to the target market
  • Increased up take in CPD units at the university, increasing the impact of the research
  • Increased income to the university
  • Assist in government strategy to support 'green jobs' and increase the employability of students

Project Team

Prof Gary Hawley - Principal Investigator
Dr Alex Copping - Co-Investigator
Peter Mellett