A Scottish (UK) specialist in mechanical engineering, prototyping and mechatronics looks for collaborative working through services agreements

OFFER from United Kingdom, reference: BOUK20190213004, valid from 13-02-2019 untill 21-02-2020

  • Start date:
    13 februari 2019
  • End date:
    21 februari 2020
  • Summary:
    A Scottish (UK) company brings together a team with a strong mechanical engineering, research & development background who are specialised in a range of technology development activities such as: prototyping, scale model testing, proof of concept, project management and design for manufacture.The company offers its technology development and prototyping experience to companies looking for a partner to accelerate the development phase of their work via a services agreement or subcontracting.
  • Description:
    The company based in the north of Scotland (UK) was established in 2014 to provide a technology development service for clients across a range of sectors. The team has experience working in engineering firms with a strong research & development (R&D) focus. The core skills of the company are technology development, mechanical engineering, and prototyping. They have successfully delivered projects of varying size and scope from small projects (<£10k) through to large (>£500k) multi-year projects working with international partners.

    Their capabilities include:
    - Mechanical & structural design, including:
    conceptual design, detailed design, mechatronics, analysis (hand calcs & finite element analysis (FEA) ), fabrication drawings, reports, bills of material etc

    - Numerical Modelling, including:
    Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) Modelling, performance and loading numerical modelling/analysis & reporting

    - Testing, including:
    Test planning, setting parameters, scaling effects, test rig design & specification, bench testing/commissioning, test programme running, instrumentation, data acquisition (DAQ) data processing, and then numerical modelling validation.

    - Tank Testing, including:
    Model design & build, instrumentation specification & test planning, data acquisition and processing, report writing.

    - Project Management, including:
    Budgeting, planning, supply chain and fabrication management

    Examples of the types of projects the company has been involved in include:
    •3D printing parts for a demonstrator of a new easy-use buoy system for marinas;
    •Investigating the technical and economic feasibility of recycling paper in the Falklands;
    •Structural design of a fabricated frame for hydraulic pipe handling equipment;
    •Various bits of additional simulation investigation work for Sea Power;
    •A fascinating mechatronics project involving building a working desktop demonstrator

    The company has been involved in international collaboration and is keen to increase their international activity and in particular collaborative working through services agreements and subcontracting.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Services agreement, Subcontracting
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is interested in providing technology development (R&D) services to companies either directly or through collaboration projects. They can support companies that have a technology that they want to develop across different sectors, solving engineering problems, and advancing technology (mechanical, electrical, design, materials etc)

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Other alternative energy
    Other energy production
    Energy Storage
    Other pollution and recycling related
    Engineering services
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    Technical testing and analysis
    Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
    Specialised design activities
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    Diverse team with range of skills & experience

    Track record of delivering technology development projects

    Prototyping, including: 3D printing (in-house), machined and fabricated components, glass reinforced plastic/carbon fibre (manufacturing partners), electronics & electrical components, instrumentation, automation.

    Ability to take on and lead complete projects or integrate into a larger project team as required.

    Structured, stage-gate approach to technology development
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Italian