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With over 40 research centres and units, we are helping companies of all sizes to keep pace with changing technical and organisational demands, and develop competitive advantages. Our team works with you, and in line with your business needs, to develop innovative research project ideas and engage with university resources.
Eurostar and The University combine for innovative project
1 May 2019
Experts from the University are working with their counterparts at Eurostar to help them better prepare for changes to their stations and services. Under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, a scheme which brings businesses and academics together, Kent simulation researchers helped the company develop digital models of its stations in London and Paris. These now form a core part of the Eurostar's planning process, allowing the...
Kent to support start-up with machine learning
5 March 2019
With the support of Kent Innovation & Enterprise, the University's School of Computing and London-based fintech start-up Youtility have been awarded funding to begin a 30 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to enhance user experience using machine learning models. Dr Fernando Otero and Dr Matteo Migliavacca from the University's School of Computing will be working with the Government backed start-up to develop and integrate machine lear...
Kent to develop new to sector tech with local SME
31 October 2018
The University of Kent is delighted to have been awarded funding to work with Kent based SME, Dyrhoff Ltd, through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. Dyrhoff Ltd has been designing and supplying inflatable rubber dams and pneumatically-operated spillway gates for over 25 years. They have supplied over 175 pneumatic dams and gates across 26 countries, ranging from run of the river hydropower projects to small in-line sewer applications. The D...