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Searching for an ICASE Partner?

Are you a company with an amazing idea for a project, but no university partner yet in place?  Or are you a university that's keen to be involved, but hasn't yet found the ideal company?  Hopefully this group can help to facilitate some new ICASE collaborations.  

Simply hit 'Add Comment' below this article to state who you are (you must be logged in to add a comment), what you can offer (i.e. areas of specialisation if a university, a brief project outline or need if a company) and what you're looking for in a partner.  If there seems to be a match, you can request the relevant person as a contact on _connect, then communicate further via email.  Several things to bear in mind:

  • Priority will be given to proposals in the priority areas identified by the CIKTN which are given on this Group's homepage.
  • Although SMEs and Micro enterprises are encouraged to apply, companies need to be able to demonstrate that they are registered as income generating for at least two years and have submitted accounts.  They will also need to have premises from where the student  can operate: the idea is to provide a suitable research environment which benefits the student's learning process.
  •  The student will have to spend at least three months a year on site at the company, so realistically it makes sense for the company and university to be located relatively near to each other - although, of course, many PhD students are willing to travel a reasonable distance.
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EPSRC 2011 ICASE studentships

The 'Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology' at Staffordshire University is looking for business partners to work on projects addressing the priority areas identified by the Creative Industries KTN for the 2011 ICASE Awards. We offer our world-class research expertise to develop innovative, efficient and secure solutions for companies in the creative and other application sectors. Examples of solutions that we can develop, or help businesses to develop, include intelligent tools for the capture, management, distribution and use of metadata. Our wide-ranging expertise includes the development of automated or semi-automated multimedia processing techniques integrated into software applications, with or without a Web front-end, for a wide range of hardware platforms including conventional desktop computers and mobile devices. Our research and development capability and facilities are second to none. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rated most of our research as world-leading, or internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Our research and enterprise projects and links with industry have resulted in excellence awards for novel tools, patents and research publications; further evidence of the high quality of our applied research.

We work with enterprises in the private, public and third sector to create state-of-the-art computing solutions which can be integrated into cutting-edge business information systems or innovative commercial products. We develop novel intelligent and secure techniques or systems to help enterprises grow and become more efficient. We enable enterprises to make profitable use of the increasing amounts of data generated through their work processes, business systems or through their array of new data gathering or production technologies, and to derive maximum benefit from the large amount of valuable knowledge held by individuals and teams in their organisation. Most importantly, we can transfer our wealth of knowledge to organisations to enable them to improve their performance or profit margins.

The Faculty provides an excellent research environment for postgraduate research students. This includes state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities in our recently-refurbished Innovation Centre, quality training in research methods, solid research supervision arrangements and administrative processes for student progress monitoring. These have attracted an increasing number of research students, and resulted in a high number of successful completions of doctoral studies, research publications and industrially-relevant outputs such as patents and computing tools produced through the work of research students.

For further details, please contact Dr. Claude C.Chibelushi (e-mail: C.C.Chibelushi@staffs.ac.uk; Phone: +44 (0)1785 353802) or visit http://www.ciiss.staffs.ac.uk .
Posted on 03/06/11 15:22.

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