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A new kind of collaboration

Paul Noon, pro vice-chancellor of enterprise and innovation at Coventry University discusses a “new kind of collaboration”. The word “collaboration” is a word that is bandied around a lot in higher education circles. Likewise the word “innovation” – I should know; it’s in my job title. While often repeated these words do in fact say a lot…

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AME claims major innovation award win

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ is celebrating today after it secured a prestigious award for its pioneering work. The collaborative initiative between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) beat off a host of high profile organisations to secure the ‘Technology Innovation’ title at the Cotswold…

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Construction starts on uni’s new transport design centre

Work is underway on Coventry University’s multimillion pound National Transport Design Centre, which is being established to boost design innovation in the sector and bridge a shortfall in creative skills. The centre will feature a six metre power wall allowing designers and engineers to explore transport concepts in virtual reality, and will also have projection…

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Exchanging Business Know-How

Knowledge Exchange Manager Alisdair Ritchie talks knowledge exchanges and technology transfers as it is widely recognised that business experts and academic specialists working together can help industry explore new and exciting opportunities. As someone who works in knowledge exchange and technology transfer, I am often met with blank looks when I refer to them. The main aim of…

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Unipart and AME’s Ford-China deal to create 40 Coventry jobs

Courtesy of www.themanufacturer.com A seven-year contract to provide advanced components for Ford cars being produced in China is expected to see Unipart Manufacturing create 40 new jobs in Coventry. A feat achieved through Unipart’s joint venture with Coventry University the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) Unipart is now one of only a small number of companies…

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The future of transport systems?

An exciting new project led by Coventry City Council, with Coventry University, will see the development of a program to demonstrate how real-world connected cars interacts with surrounding infrastructure. Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS) will assess how connected and automated vehicles interact on key routes leading into Coventry’s City Centre. iVMS will draw on cutting edge expertise…

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Working in Partnership

A guest blog written by Paul Murphy, Head of Partnership Development Unit at Coventry University The role of the Partnership Development Unit at Coventry University is to identify, develop and nurture strategic relationships with industry and other key stakeholders, on a global basis.  We are seeking partnerships with a clear focus that meet the business objectives…

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Inter KT – Arizona State University

          Following on from the success of the work done with the University of Windsor Inter KT project, Coventry University has embarked on another exciting collaborative project, this time with Arizona State University in the United States. The aim of this project was to develop an international network and a professional partnership that could respond to the needs…

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Coventry’s transport research team supports £7million connected driving project

Coventry University is joining forces with partners across academia, government and industry on a new project to create one of the world’s most advanced environments for connected and autonomous driving. Researches from the University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport will be working on the newly launched UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) project. Announced…