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 - Business Innovation Prize

Winners:

Ford Motor Company Ltd; Cardiff School of Engineering; Cardiff School of Computer Sciences & Informatics

Left to Right: The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM; Prof Phil Bowen, Cardiff School of Engineering; Martin Everitt, Ford Motor Company Ltd; Professor Roger Whitaker, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics; Clive Handley, Ford Motor Company Ltd; Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan.
The 2013 Business Innovation Prize was presented to Ford Motor Company and Cardiff University’s Schools of Engineering and Computer Science & Informatics for their collaboration which addressed technological and operational issues at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend.

Significant savings in time, efficiency and cost, have been achieved through a series of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s) between the company and Cardiff University.

The first KTP introduced time and efficiency savings, replacing the inflexible mainframe-based application and bringing in a new outbound engine traceability system and new data mining functionality. The project was overseen by Professor Jianhua Shao, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics and the KTP Associate was David Jones, who, at the end of the KTP, accepted a contract at Ford.

In addition, Cardiff School of Engineering has collaborated on three KTP's with Ford on effluent systems, supply chain parts and the impact of various factors on production buffers.

The Business Innovation Prize was presented by The First Minister, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM.


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Professor Jianhua Shao, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics
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Professor Roger Whitaker & Professor Phil Bowen, Cardiff University and Martin Everitt, Ford Motor Company

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