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Vacancies at Black Kite

Black Kite currently have two job vacancies: a Business Development Manager and a Project Manager.

Both are potentially available part time or full time.

Please visit http://www.black-kite.co.uk/vacancies/  for further details.

kind regards,

Deepak Gupta

 

Survey on Personal Radiation Detectors

Black Kite Ltd are investigating the market for personal radiation detectors. We would value your opinions, and would be grateful if you would complete our survey; it should take no longer than 5-10 minutes.  As the time available is limited, we request that you complete the survey as soon as possible.

The survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DW6RRVT

If you provide us with your email address at the end of the survey, we can send you the anonymised results after the analysis in October.

If this may be of interest to your colleagues and friends, please feel free to forward the email and the survey link.

The survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DW6RRVT

You may have received this request more than once - please accept our apologies if that has happened.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Vacancy for a Technical Project Manager

Black Kite Ltd. has a vacancy for a Technical Project Manager, initially part-time with scope for full time.

Please see deatils on our website:

http://www.black-kite.co.uk/vacancies.php

 

 

Exercise and Sport Psychology in 21st Century: Research and Application Perspective

The University of Delhi will be holding the
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 2014 (ICSP-2014), and the
25th National Conference of Sports Psychology
on the 15th to 18th Oct. 2014.
(http://igipess1.du.ac.in:8080/web/events.jsp)

This year's theme is
“Exercise and Sport Psychology in 21st Century: Research and Application Perspective”

The Chairman is personally known to me and he has said that there is a strong possibility of a discounted rate!


Conference sub themes include:

  • Psychological Interventions and Athletic Performance
  • Neuro-physiological Aspects of Sports Psychology
  • Psychology for Physical Activity, Recreational Sport and Lifestyle Management
  • Psychometrics and Technological Advancements
  • Future Trends and Challenges in Physical Education and Sports
  • Sports Medicine and Psychology

 

Hope you can attend.  Visit the website http://igipess1.du.ac.in:8080/web/events.jsp to download the full programme in pdf and registration forms.

kind regards,

Deepak Gupta

dkg@black-kite.co.uk

Business bank accounts - query

Our bank HSBC is soon going to start charging a monthly fee for the privilege of using their business current account.  Until recently, this has been provided tariff-free with costs for certain transactions, with all online and automated transactions provided free.  (This is not the end of any 'free-banking' period; we didn't have one.) This has worked well, keeping our bank charges to practically zero.

Needless to say, we are not happy about the imposition of a monthly tariff for an account where we do all the work.  I am thus writing to ask if anyone can suggest / recommend another business banking provider.  All help gratefully received.

Feel free to email me direct (dkg@black-kite.co.uk).

kind regards,

Deepak Gupta

 

Multi-disciplinary software development - TSB feasibility study competition.

The above TSB competition opens very soon - Tue 28 May 2013.

There is a competition brief (i.e., a pdf of the compoetition), a briefing, and of course a process to follow to submit a successful application.

See the links below for further information and the brief:

  • http://www.black-kite.co.uk/fundingopps.php - suggestions on how to address the competition.
  • https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/developing-novel-approaches-to-multi-disciplinary-software-development?p_p_auth=cHCCb8B3 - to read the brief online.

Good luck!

 

A Market Forecast For High-Frequency, Space-Qualified, TWTs

For those in the Space community, you may be interested in this article:

http://www.satmagazine.com/cgi-bin/display_article.cgi?number=426491256

 

Satellite communications use various frequency bands, ranging from L-band (approximately 1 GHz to 2 GHz) to Ka-band (approximately 26 to 40 GHz). Travelling wave tubes (TWTs) are specialized and essential components for SATCOMs and are required in both the space and ground segments to create an end-to-end communications chain. The TWT market is dominated by two world players, L-3 Communications in the U.S. and Thales Electron Devices in Europe, who together hold nearly 90 percent of market share, mainly in the lucrative Ku-and Ka-bands. Growing pressures for faster and higher quality communication services are driving the need to find more bandwidth to serve the increasingly hungry data and broadcast applications (e.g., interactive gaming, HDTV). To satisfy this insatiable demand, higher frequencies are being considered, which necessitates the development of TWTs operating at higher frequencies, namely Q & V bands.

This article provides an overview of the history of Ka-band satellite development, focusing on the satellite requirements for Ka-band TWTs. Presented is a forecast of the number of Ka-band TWTs that may be required over the next decade. Satellite companies need to consider higher frequency TWTs, at Q- and V-bands, to maintain pace with communications requirements. Market drivers for this are being seen from governments, business and consumers. Satellite operators, space agencies and others are showing increased interest in higher frequency TWTs. From this data, an outline assessment of the potential size of a Q/V-band TWT market is offered.

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To read the full article, please goto:

http://www.satmagazine.com/cgi-bin/display_article.cgi?number=426491256

Vacancy for a part-time project manager

 

Job title

Project Manager

Organisation

Black Kite Ltd.

Location

Home-based, with appropriate facilities.

Hours

Part-time, flexible.

Contract type

Temporary (initially up to 12 months), project-based.

Grade

Management

Salary

up to £45k FTE

Application deadline

27 March 2012

 

Black Kite currently seeks a professional, pro-active Project Manager. The successful candidate will deliver clients' projects. The right person will be credible with existing and new clients at both senior manager and researcher/engineering levels.

Further details and how to apply can be found at: http://www.black-kite.co.uk/vacancies.html

e: vacancies@black-kite.co.uk

 

Brief details here:

The role's principal responsibility is to undertake existing and new project management contracts. You will be accountable for overseeing highly innovative and novel technology projects, ensuring that they run effectively and efficiently.  You will be home-based, prepared and able to travel, currently mostly within the UK.

 

You will be a graduate in a science or technology discipline, with some ten years project management experience.  You will be confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a dedication to helping our clients' businesses to succeed.
 

This is a high profile role, requiring a self-starting, self-aware and flexible individual.

 

Please visit http://www.black-kite.co.uk/vacancies.html for a full description and information on how to apply.

 

Deepak Gupta

 

"Water Quality: How clean is clean?" Brunel University.

Presentations are now available for download at:

http://www2.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/events/water

 

There is also a short video and pictures of the event's proceedings.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact deepak.gupta@brunel.ac.uk

Mon 11 July 2011, "Water Quality: How clean is clean?" Brunel University.

To apply for free registration, e-mail full contact details to: <water@brunel.ac.uk>

Confirmed Speakers from: EUREAU, Environment Agency, Anglian Water, Brunel.

Confirmed attendees include:Pharma companies (eg., GSK, AstraZeneca) Water companies (Thames Water, Veolia), Consultancies, Universities, Government Agencies.
Filling up fast!  Getting close to 100 registrations.

Register soon at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/events/water

‘Water Quality: how clean is clean?’

An opportunity to hear from and meet decision makers from government, the regulator and industry alongside researchers at Brunel University engaged in understanding the significance of chemicals in water.

 

Newton Room, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Monday 11 July 2011, 10 am for 10.30 start

 

To apply for free registration, please e-mail full contact details to: <water@brunel.ac.uk>

 

Brunel University are pleased to invite you to learn about our cutting-edge research work in combating chemicals in the water supply chain, meet the researchers at Brunel, and discuss the challenges faced in keeping our waters clean.

 

With a population of over 60 million in the UK, we deliver to the UK water industry around 3.6 billion tonnes of sewage a year (1½ times the volume of Lake Victoria, the largest of all African lakes) – its treatment presents a huge challenge, exacerbated by the occurrence of often hazardous chemicals. With the addition of urban and agricultural runoff, controlling the water quality of our rivers is a challenge underpinned by meeting statutory standards.

 

Meeting these standards comes at a cost. How can we reduce the concentrations of chemicals in the environment at a time of increasing population and chemical use, alongside the need to reduce CO2 emissions? What are appropriate standards and control measures? How can we be more intelligent about how we use chemicals and dispose of them?

 

Topics to be covered during the day include:

  • What are the issues surrounding water quality in the UK, political, regulatory and industrial viewpoints (invited speakers)?

  • Discussion of the ecotoxicological issues by Professors John Sumpter and Sue Jobling, recognised as experts worldwide.

  • Sources and use of chemicals, and thoughts on novel materials for treatment of wastewater.

Who should attend?

  • Those engaged in water quality issues.

  • Senior managers and industrialists in the water and pharma industries.

  • Industrial and academic researchers.

Further details at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/events/water

 

Deepak Gupta

(deepak.gupta@brunel.ac.uk)

Seeking Partners for CADI2 and Metadata tools

Collaboration Across Digital Industries 2

Brunel University are seeking innovative design companies and media companies (see below) with which to partner on the current CADI 2 competition.  We can assist in several ways, with our current focus being:

  • how to monetise multiple design inputs within new product development (NPD) and innovation;
  • monetising within an open innovation context;
  • improving recognition of the added value throughout the entire product value chain.

This is applicable to many design & innovation intensive industries, e.g., the packaging sector.

 

Specifically for media companies (e.g., film TV, publishing):

  • understand and identify exactly where in value is being created in the development - production - distribution cycle (for film, TV, publishing industries) in the new digital environment in order to monetise more successfully along the whole value chain;
  • new business model development.

We have considerable metadata expertise which could be used to assist the above.

Specifically for the Metadata production tools competition, expertise in:

  • multi-modal analysis;
  • automatic metadata generation (e.g., from video).

I'd be delighted to hear from you.  You may contact me by:

e-mail: deepak.gupta@brunel.ac.uk

tel.: 07948 978972

regards,

Deepak Gupta

Novel ICT solutions for Smart Grids

Brunel University's event created great interest especially during the Q&A sessions, which punctuated the excellent presentations from our speakers.

All presentations are now available for download from our website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/events/smartgrids

You can also see some event photographs and we will be posting a short video from the day in the New Year.

 

We wish to thank our partners who helped to make this event a success: the Digital Communications KTN and the Energy Generation & Supply KTN.

 

Deepak Gupta (d.k.gupta@iee.org)

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Event overview

The rapid updating of energy supply networks over the coming decades, required to enable sustainability and energy security, will demand new ‘smart’ solutions based on developments in information and communications technology. This event will bring together researchers and experts in energy networks and in relevant areas of ICT to explore the prospective technologies and research directions in this vital area. As well as an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, the event will offer networking opportunities and a brief tour of research facilities. 

Topics to be covered in detail during the day include:

  • What are the EU and UK policy backgrounds for the coming decades?
  • How can recent advances in communications, high performance computing and eScience benefit the development of smart grids? Will consumer behaviour adapt and how can this be accurately modelled?
  • What are the prospects for continent-wide super grids? Will the necessary inter-operability among utilities be provided by standards such as CIM?

Leading experts will present and discuss with delegates these and other similar questions.

Novel ICT solutions for Smart Grids, Th 9 Dec 2010 at Brunel

Visit:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/events/smartgrids

to register for the above event.

  

‘Novel ICT Solutions for Smart Grids’

An opportunity to hear from and meet the researchers at Brunel University engaged in energy and ICT solutions, supported by the Digital Communications and Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Networks.

Newton Room, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH

Thursday 9 Dec. 2010, 10 am for 10.30 start

 

To apply for free registration, please e-mail full contact details to: smartgrids@brunel.ac.uk

 

Brunel University and the Energy Generation & Supply KTN, in association with the Digital Communications KTN, are pleased to invite you to learn about our cutting-edge research work in the Energy sector, visit our research labs and meet the researchers at Brunel.

The rapid updating of energy supply networks over the coming decades, required to enable sustainability and energy security, will demand new ‘smart’ solutions based on developments in information and communications technology. This event will bring together researchers and experts in energy networks and in relevant areas of ICT to explore the prospective technologies and research directions in this vital area. As well as an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, the event will offer networking opportunities and a brief tour of research facilities. 

Topics to be covered in detail during the day include:

  • What are the EU and UK policy backgrounds for the coming decades?
  • How can recent advances in communications, high performance computing and eScience benefit the development of smart grids? Will consumer behaviour adapt and how can this be accurately modelled?
  • What are the prospects for continent-wide super grids? Will the necessary inter-operability among utilities be provided by standards such as CIM?

Leading experts will present and discuss with delegates these and other similar questions.

 

Deepak Gupta

(deepak.gupta@brunel.ac.uk)

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