Category Archives: University research

Strathclyde University unveils plans for £89m technology and innovation centre

The Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde will bring together 850 academics, researchers and project managers from the University and its leading industrial partners to work side-by-side in a state of the art building in the heart of Glasgow.

Together, they aim to find solutions to challenges in sectors central to economic regeneration in Scotland and further afield, including power and energy, photonics and sensors, advanced engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing and bio-nano systems.

The Technology and Innovation Centre’s industrial partners include Scottish and Southern Energy, ScottishPower and the Weir Group. The project has also attracted financial backing from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.

Stephen Salter wins inaugural Saltire medal

Professor Stephen Salter, has won the Scottish Government’s inaugural Saltire medal in recognition of his role in the development of marine energy.

Prof Salter led the Edinburgh University team that designed the first device – known as “Salter’s Edinburgh Duck” – to generate electricity from waves in 1974. He is often described as the “founding father” of wave power technology.

Professor Salter is now an advisor to Aquamarine Power.

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Moray Firth rocks ‘could store carbon’ according to new report

Scotland can realise the employment, economic and environmental benefits of carbon storage, according to a report produced by a consortium of Scottish Government, industry and university researchers.

It shows that shown that rocks deep beneath the Moray Firth are capable of storing decades of CO2 output from Scotland’s power stations. This emerging carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry could create at least 13,000 new Scottish jobs by 2020.

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