In addition to research, UWTC coordinates postgraduate teaching and knowledge transfer activities. UWTC has successfully combined theoretical and applied research approaches in delivering high quality MSc Programmes, capacity building through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and CPD and short course programmes and in providing consultancy services to a broad range of organisations including, water companies, local authorities and non-governmental organisations, environment regulatory agencies and a range of private sector organisations, including Atkins Global, Diageo Plc and BEAR Scotland.
The Low Carbon Land Use Innovation Network (LoCal-Net) project works to stimulate R&D and innovation in low carbon technologies, products and services in key sectors across Scotland with a specific focus on SMEs. The aim of the project is to facilitate a key area of identified need: coordination of R&D and innovation in low carbon activities across Scotland.
The transition to a low carbon economy will require action across all business sectors, including those that have not traditionally been involved in R&D or innovation activities. Increasing low carbon innovation within SMEs will require addressing low levels of R&D while providing links between businesses and Scotland's research base.
Please visit LoCal-Net website.
The Scottish Biofuel Programme (SBP) provides a wide range of expertise, engaging directly with small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Scottish business sector, facilitating the conversion of biomass waste to energy; test and implement conversion of biomass waste to energy and the production of sustainable biofuels.
The Programme supports projects investigating diverse waste streams, and their conversion into biofuels. Specifically, it offers expertise on biomass conversion to energy by anaerobic digestion, as well as conversion to biobutanol, bioethanol or biochar. Feedstock analysis, carbon accounting, and opportunities afforded by cultivation of algae in waste streams are also part of the Programme. The SBP will work with you to tailor a solution specific to your needs. Based on your business by-product or waste, the Programme will identify the right biofuel channel for you.
What we do for businesses:
The Scottish Biofuel Programme benefits companies by providing:
The Scottish Biofuel Programme is a partnership: University of Abertay Dundee, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh University, The Scottish Agricultural College and Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.
iAge is an international cooperation project focusing on the improvement of regional development in areas of decline affected by an ageing population.
Please visit iAge website.
SUDSnet was established by an EPSRC Network Grant and is coordinated jointly by the Urban Water Technology Centre (UWTC) at the University of Abertay Dundee and by Coventry University. SUDSnet provides a UK-wide network for researchers, practitioners, agencies, developers and all those who are interested in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.
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Drawing on the engineering and sustainability knowledge provided by the UWTC group coupled with the complex systems modelling and visualisation work by the SIMBIOS Centre.
SAVE aims to aid decision making processes by
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