Coltraco Ultrasonics and Durham University ‘to inspire the extraordinary’
Posted on 28 Jan 2022 and read 683 times
‘Virtual signing’ of MoU between Coltraco Ultrasonics and Durham University. Pic: Coltraco Ultrasonics
London-based Coltraco Ultrasonics
, a manufacturer of ultrasonic instrumentation and constant monitoring systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Durham University
to formalise the commitment between the two organisations to work together and share expertise through the Durham Institute of Research, Development, and Invention (DIRDI). This will enable collaborative research and innovation, as well as staff development and student placement opportunities.
Carl Hunter, Coltraco Ultrasonics chairman, said: “DIRDI will enhance our collaboration with Durham University to ‘inspire the extraordinary’, create opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates to pursue Newtonian theoretical research and Edisonian-applied research in a unique environment that also aims to identify and support ‘England’s next Newton’, bring to Durham’s brilliant academic staff new opportunities to deliver a critical mass of research and scholarship and export driven innovation and technological expansion with UK industry, and accelerate all in our country towards science superpower status.
“We have always recruited heavily from Durham and, for eight years, have run our ‘Rolling Internship’ programme which has seen students acquire part-time and full-time employment with Coltraco. We believe we have been fortunate enough to work with some of Durham’s finest young scientific minds, allowing us to maintain our status as an innovative, science-led company. Our students distinguish themselves, after two years with us, of securing a high incidence of first-class degrees and first career choices.
“In launching DIRDI, we aspire to generate genuine discovery and innovation of the kind that is essential to create new business and ultimately grow prosperity at home and abroad.”