SUPA PIPSS Fellowship Extension - original grant ST/F003633/1

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

This application seeks an extension from STFC to the 4-year fellowship awarded to develop KT across and beyond SUPA, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. The sum of £22,215 is requested as a 20% contribution to the Fellowship. Additional contributions of £62,101 and £30,000 will be brought to the project by the host parties, SUPA and The University of Glasgow. The total project value of £114,336 covers the deployment of an experienced full time Fellow focused on Business Development across the SUPA Institutions for an additional two years.

Additional target outputs from the project will be:-

1. £4.0 million funding for Collaborative Research Projects secured through the extension period. This builds on the already generated funding of XXXM secured during the initial phase of the Fellowship. These projects will lead toward new products, processes and market opportunities for the partners involved.

2. 4 Spin-out Companies or Projects focused or working toward new venture creation. This target has been more difficult to achieve in the challenging economic climate of recent years. It is still important to push for this level of new venture formation and so the targets for the extension are intentionally set at a high level.

The balance between collaborative working and new venture creation recognises that multiple KT routes must be pursued - in some instances this will be through new start up or spin-out companies, while in other circumstances it will be through working with existing businesses. The SUPA PIPSS Fellow plays a leading role in developing multi-institutional activities focusing on Knowledge Transfer (KT) for university research that benefit STFC, the participating organisations and the UK economy as a whole. The Fellow also takes advantage of the synergies in research across SUPA, the breadth of commercial connections and the existing support networks to markedly increase KT outcomes. To date this has been very successful with the initargets being largely met and exceeded in some areas.

Publications

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Description Medipix Activities 
Organisation Czech Technical University in Prague
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of edgeless detector technology for the integration of seamlessly tiled detector modules.
Collaborator Contribution Development of readout & data acquisition software as well as mechanical layouts for multi-module assemblies.
Impact invented single photon counting for x-ray imaging applications in medicine, radio-pharmacy, materials analysis, electron microscopy, security and many other areas. Have licensed the technology to several commercial concerns.
 
Description Medipix Activities 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN - Other
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of edgeless detector technology for the integration of seamlessly tiled detector modules.
Collaborator Contribution Development of readout & data acquisition software as well as mechanical layouts for multi-module assemblies.
Impact invented single photon counting for x-ray imaging applications in medicine, radio-pharmacy, materials analysis, electron microscopy, security and many other areas. Have licensed the technology to several commercial concerns.
 
Description Medipix Activities 
Organisation Mid Sweden University
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of edgeless detector technology for the integration of seamlessly tiled detector modules.
Collaborator Contribution Development of readout & data acquisition software as well as mechanical layouts for multi-module assemblies.
Impact invented single photon counting for x-ray imaging applications in medicine, radio-pharmacy, materials analysis, electron microscopy, security and many other areas. Have licensed the technology to several commercial concerns.