The University of Nottingham is very, very special. It is a pioneer. I have gone around the world saying this for the last seven years. You are the university which pushes the envelope every day. Challenging presumptions. Showing that this world has changed forever. You, at The University of Nottingham, are an exemplar in many ways.
Lord Jones of Birmingham
Minister of State for UK Trade Promotion,
Graduation July 2007
Nottingham has one of the great research universities in the world.
Confederation of British Industry
Professor Fox has particularly relevant expertise on the model dynamics of MEMS resonators. At BAE, we have a call for very specific expertise. We’re best served by picking the brains of an expert whenever we need to.
Dr Chris Fell
Principal Consultant Engineer,
BAE Systems plc
Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre provides cutting-edge research facilities, houses a state-of-the-art lab, and allows Shell Bitumen to offer an enhanced technical service to their customers: “This centre is a unique set up in the UK for this industry, the lab we have here at Nottingham is probably one of the best-equipped labs for bitumen testing in the UK – in fact, one of the best in Europe.
Europe at Shell Bitumen
Working with The University of Nottingham gives us great access to a real intellectual powerhouse. We’ve been close to the University for many years and undertook our first KTP [Knowledge Transfer Partnership] project in 1997.
Designing and developing unmanned airborne systems is extremely challenging but by combining the diverse skill sets and knowledge bases of both the University and Scott Wilson, the project has really taken off and is already gaining some great results.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate,
Our relationship with the University is one of partnership and innovation - both fundamental business attributes of Rolls-Royce. The communication between ourselves and The University of Nottingham has always been open and honest - this leads to good quality research that is innovative and challenging.
Rolls-Royce University Liaison
We have been working with a spraying company on developing a machine which will allow us to spray chocolate as a decoration, the difficulty we experienced was when we tried to make stencils for our Easter eggs. Trying to cut 1.5mm polycarbonate over the curvature of an Easter egg was causing the development team a real headache. We had tried pretty much every method of cutting available and found water jet cutting to be the most successful. The problem was getting the cut to follow a curve of the egg. Luckily for us our local University had this state-of-the-art 6 axis cutter and initial trials proved very successful. Without the technology and support of the university the potential of the spraying system would have been very limited.