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PARC Contributors win Innovation Impact Awards

18 June 2019

Innovation Impact
Left to right: Peter White, Qioptic Managing Director, Athanasios Goltsos, Research Associate, Dr Fionnuala Costello, Head of Open Programmes, Innovate UK, Professor Aris Syntetos, Director of PARC

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership team including several PARC contributors has been awarded the Cardiff University Innovation and Impact Award.

The award recognises success in innovation, impact and added value arising from collaboration between the university and partner organisations.

Thanos Goltsos was the research associate on the winning project, supervised by Professor Aris Syntetos, Head of the Panalpina Research Centre at Cardiff University.

The project was in partnership with Qioptiq, a photonic supplier, who secured its largest ever contract worth £82 million as a direct result of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Qioptiq also opened a £3.7 million warehouse in North Wales to support the contract and increased its staff numbers.

Qioptiq also reduced its inventory by 25%, leading to major cost savings for the firm.

We are delighted on behalf of the entire team and offer our sincerest congratulations to the team on winning this award.

For more about the project, see the video below:

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