Research project awarded top rating by Innovate UK
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between IMV imaging and the University of Dundee has been awarded the highest grade of "Outstanding" by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting KTP's Objectives.
The aim of the two-year collaboration was to enhance the performance of the in-house designed veterinary ultrasound scanners with advanced new features.
Alan Picken, Chief Executive of IMV imaging, said, "this outstanding KTP project between IMV imaging and the University of Dundee has exceeded expectations. Led by Fraser Hamilton, KTP Associate, the outcomes will allow us to bring improved imaging performance to customers in all areas of veterinary ultrasound imaging, thus improving animal care.
As a result of this successful project, we are delighted to collaborate further with the University of Dundee and build a strong relationship of innovation and learning."
IMV Imaging has been invited to join the School of Science and Engineering's Industry Board which facilitates similar projects and enables general dialogue between academia and industry.
The academic supervisors, Professor Zhihong Huang and Professor George Corner, comments, "We have been able to exploit and develop our knowledge and our use of our advanced equipment, specifically the challenges of implementing novel signal acquisition techniques for ultrasound. It has been important to apply such techniques in a real-world environment. So many have previously only been simulated. This project has stretched us. We have also learned much from working with IMV staff."
The project required a capable KTP associate to be responsible for the technical and administrative aspects of the project. Fraser Hamilton, previous employee of IMV imaging, was instrumental in the project’s success:
Fraser Hamilton, KTP Associate, added:
“Working on this collaborative KTP project has been a pleasure and I’d like to congratulate all involved for achieving the ‘Outstanding’ grade.
It’s been a pleasure to be the interface between IMV imaging and the University of Dundee and help develop expertise in both institutions.
The KTP has allowed me to pursue development in all areas of my professional life, developing technical and soft skills and widening my network.
Going forward I am excited to bring our project outcomes to our customers, to complete my PhD and to collaborate with the University of Dundee on future innovative projects.”
IMV imaging would like to pass on their congratulations to those involved in the project and are delighted to continue our partnership with the University of Dundee.