Recently we have been awarded with Grade A (outstanding) in our recent KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project with the University of Strathclyde through Innovate UK. The grade was given by the KTP Grading Panel for the accomplishment in meeting KTP objectives and the grade itself highlights the commitment we dedicate to our research and product development.
Innovative UK is the United Kingdom’s innovation agency. It provides funding and support to companies looking to develop new products and services. As part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organisation, it is a non-departmental public body operating separately.
This partnership aims to improve the competitiveness, wealth creation and economic performance of the UK through the expansion of knowledge, skill and technological advancement through collaborative projects between business and knowledge base. This also involved us working with a recently qualified highly skilled person, Kostas under our shared supervision of Datum personnel and academic experts.
The Project and Product
Our collaborate project with Kostas created valuable knowledge in developing and testing engine diagnostic algorithms in-house, leading to the development of Datum Hawk. Datum Hawk is an intelligent engine condition monitoring system, whereby measuring the shaft power and fuel consumption among other measurements, can identify the onset of faults and determine engine degradation trends, thus optimizing vessel performance.
As a result, the KTP certificate of excellence underpins the effectiveness of Datum Hawk, by validating our claims behind this newly launched product’s scientific success.