In addition to research, UWTC coordinates postgraduate teaching and knowledge transfer activities.
We achieve this through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), short courses/training and consultancy services to a broad range of organisations.
Our activities include the following themes:
Our clients include:
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.
Please visit SUDSnet website
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
Please visit SAVE Technologies website