Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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    From electric cars to computer vision, from managing knowledge to saving energy and promoting good behaviour in schools, here's an intriguing selection of case studies from our KTP projects over the last few years. Read on and see if there is inspiration for your business here.

    Stepping up the power behind the scenes - with AI (2015)
    The discreet presence of IBM computer experts APSU, working from their state-of-the-art data centres, is what keeps some of Britain’s biggest banks and retailers working smoothly day and night, year in year out. Now the company is to use artificial intelligence expertise from Oxford Brookes University to build new systems that will enable their expert operators to work smarter and faster ...

    Rocket nozzles to wind towers (2015)
    Meta Vision Systems supplies sensing and control equipment from its Oxford base to customers around the world, for welding applications that range from rocket nozzles in China to offshore wind towers, earthquake proof beams, and oil pipelines. Now a KTP project with Oxford Brookes University is to develop a new generation of smart inspection systems that will capitalise on Meta’s position and meet growing industry demand ...

    Saving energy, improving health (2015)
    A new approach to energy-saving in hospitals that has cut running costs by almost 20% is the focus of a new KTP project between Oxford Brookes University and Virtus Consult ...

    Creating the law firm of the future (2014)
    The British legal profession is facing challenges on many fronts including competition from supermarkets, incursions from abroad and ever more extensive regulation. So how does an established law firm, set up to deliver professional services, make the transition to an agile, customer-focused business that can stay ahead in a changing world? 

    From GT cockpit to swivel chair (2013)
    Motorsport and office furniture are not industries that rub shoulders too often, but a new KTP between CMS Industries Ltd and Oxford Brookes University is making surprising connections between them …

    Managing risk across the globe (2013)
    Think of ‘risk management’ in hotels, and you might consider fire safety drills or security against terrorism. But when you are the world’s biggest hotel group, a FTSE-100 corporation with nearly 700,000 rooms and a half-year revenue approaching a billion dollars, you are into another league entirely, where Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the name of the game …

    Eco business with a global superbrand (2012)
    Stannah Stairlifts is something of a special company. Described as a 'global British superbrand', it sells to more than 40 countries from its base in Hampshire where it both designs and manufactures its world-leading products. An independent, fifth generation family firm, it retains strong core values around ethical business. Oxford Brookes University was therefore delighted to be able to work with Stannah on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to improve its care for the environment, with a project that also made sound commercial sense …

    Helping to power the future (2011)
    Ever since its appearance in the Morgan LIFECar, the revolutionary electric power unit from  Oxford YASA Motors has been creating a stir.  Now a new KTP project with Oxford Brookes is helping to prepare the motor for mass production ...

    Cutting the carbon with Oxford Brookes (2011)
    Leading architecture practice Architype has won a prestigious award for its sustainability work, thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Oxford Brookes. According to the summing-up, their Cut the Carbon entry for the 2011 Building Awards 'blew the judges away' ...

    World's largest hotel group in partnership with Oxford Brookes (2010)
    The Oxford Brookes Business School has recently announced two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with the InterContinental Hotels Group, which with 640,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries is the largest in the world ...

    Promoting good behaviour in schools (2010)
    A new classroom game which aims to promote good behaviour is being piloted in Oxfordshire primary schools with the help of Oxford Brookes.  The Good Behaviour Game, designed in America to minimise disruptive behaviour, and proven to have long-term benefits for children and families, is being trialled over the coming year ...

    Feet on the ground but stepping into the future (2010)
    Shoe retailer  ECCO Oxford was one of the early adopters of selling online and the first in its sector.  Now database marketing specialists at Oxford Brookes University are working with the company on a 'customer insights' project supported by Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding, which will expand sales by maximising the benefits from digital technologies and tools ...

    Helena leads at Blackwell (2009)

    Eco-buildings: do they really work? (2008)

    Partnership with Webmart graded 'Outstanding' (2008)

    Computers that see (2007)

    International launch for KTP product (2007)

    Oxford Brookes and the PlayStation 3 (2007)

    Protecting internet security (2007)

    Energy from the soil (2007)

    Marketing intelligence for business growth (2007)