We are incredibly excited and proud to announce that, out of 300 eligible projects, our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Supacat (part of SC Group) was one of three finalists for the “Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership” award as part of the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network.
The Centre for Future Clean Mobility and Supacat worked together to develop a unique high mobility electric vehicle, the six-wheel drive Hybrid All-Terrain Mobility Platform, or H-ATMP, which was unveiled in late 2019. The vehicle can be air-dropped, pull heavy loads up steep slopes and through rough terrain, and is also amphibious. You can read more about this project in our case study.
We would like to thank the entire team at Supacat, and particularly Professor Steve Austen, for their support and collaboration throughout this pioneering project.
Professor Chris Smith commented: “Steve and myself have had great fun and pleasure working with more than 30 undergraduate students on projects going back several years. This KTP in particular has been exceptional in its contribution to advancing hybrid and electric technology, so we are very happy to see it recognised to KTN.”
Warmest congratulations to Manchester Metropolitan University, Aquacheck Engineering and the KTP Associate Dario Chiantello for winning “Best KTP”. You can view a recording of the award ceremony here.