Harnessing partnerships to leverage technological capability
The company was leader in the filed of Acoustic Transducer Technology. Only a hand full of companies worldwide had the capability to both design and manufacture this technology. One of the key constraints was access to state-of-the-art technology required to retain competitive advantage.
Steven engaged with several UK based universities, agencies and spin-out companies to create mutually rewarding partnerships. This resulted in being awarded two KTP’s (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) and a partnership with a specialist start-up company that provided unique data processing technology. Steven managed all relationships, contracts, applications and associated administration.
Combining the acquired academic theory, external data processing capability and coupling with the company’s in-house design and manufacturing capability produced a state-of-the-art broadband capability, resulting in major defence contract awards.