Throat cancer often results in removing the larynx (with vocal folds and epiglottis). To restore the larynx function, an implantable artificial larynx will be developed with a voice-restoring device/epiglottis allowing normal speaking.
Design, manufacture and evaluation of suspension components for vehicles to evaluate the advantages of using fibre- reinforced plastics to reduce mass, integrate parts, increase durability and reduce damage to road surfaces
Development of thin-film coatings for integrated optics grating couplers in order to enhance their sensitivity, selectivity and speed of response for sensing applications in medicine.
New uses for environmentally beneficial moulding material binders (alkali silicate basis) for the foundry industry with optimal properties for moulding material preparation and used moulding material regeneration/recycling.
Development and arrangement of flexible product and process- oriented organisational structures in the mould making industry assisted by an integrated information system based on the total quality management concept.
Energy utilisation of biomass via gasification in fluidised- bed reactor to obtain energogas, either as a fuel for gas combustion engines or turbines for the co-generation of heat and power or as a replacement for traditional fuels.
Market research, product development, chemicals manufacture system. Applications: analytical chemistry/pharmaceutical intermediates/diagnostics/personal care/cosmetics. 3 areas of independent expertise will be linked to develop this.
Set up computerised system to monitor and evaluate key quality assurance parameters in dyestuffs and pigment production. These will be processed in an expert subsystem to provide a feedback service to optimise final formulation.
The project encompasses complex solution of a bioremediation technology:microbial degradation of organic pollutants,whole cell immobilization, reactor design and environmental engineering enabling tailor-made bioremedial actions.
Design and development of an information system dedicated to management of engineering/manufacturing companies that deliver either by unit or in small series sophisticated machinery requiring a high degree of customization.