Partnerships with Essex and London tech businesses launch

  • Date

    Wed 7 Mar 18

Hub and Atlantic business logos

London-based media company Hub TV and Atlantic Microwave from Braintree are the latest companies joining forces with researchers at our Colchester campus.

The latest round of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) awards saw Essex receive funding from Innovate UK for a further two projects which extends our KTP portfolio to 24 business partnerships.

This keeps Essex in the UK top 10 for the number of active KTPs and means we are again the leading university in the East of England and London.

The UK-wide KTP programme helps businesses innovate through targeted collaboration with leading academics and highly qualified graduates. They help ensure university research impacts the community, the economy and the skills agenda.

Hub TV

Hub TV, a leading insight-led video strategy and production agency, will work with our researchers to use artificial intelligence to design a new product to help agencies and brands create video content and targeted distribution strategies based on their audience. 

The Hub TV KTP is designed to give Hub’s customers an unparalleled competitive advantage, as well as supporting its rapid growth plans.

David Hunstone, CEO of Hub TV, said: "We will be exploring the opportunities that machine learning and artificial intelligence can bring to the creative process when developing strategic video for brands. It's an exciting space to be innovating in and we are delighted to be partnering with University of Essex and their world-leading experts in this field.”

Atlantic Microwave

Atlantic Microwave, a specialist in RF microwave equipment and component manufacturer, is looking to use our academic expertise to develop microwave antenna products using ground breaking liquid crystal technology. 

Atlantic hopes this novel solution will provide benefits to its global customer base in the aerospace, telecommunications, defence and scientific industries.

Geoff Burling, CEO, Atlantic Microwave Limited, said: “We are always looking for new ways to innovate and incorporate the latest technology and thinking into our products. We do this through in-house expertise and by partnering with institutions that offer our business fresh ideas, new technologies and new insight. The partnership with the University of Essex exploring the application of liquid crystal technology to our products is a great example of such collaboration and will, offer real commercial opportunities for us in the future.”

The scope of our current partnerships stretches across London and the Eastern region. The University is working with MSX International and Aber Electronics who are headquartered in Colchester. DataSpartan and Filament who are London-based tech companies and Objective Computing in Chelmsford on projects linked to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

For more information about KTPs at Essex contact our KTP Manager, Rob Walker: