Business and news updates
Business news and updates
Keep up to date with the latest business news and updates coming from Aston University.
To speak to someone from our team and find out more about how Aston can support your unique business needs, get in touch with Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) on +44 (0) 121 204 4242 or email@example.com.
Aston University researchers collaborate with biotechnology start-up to develop drugs to tackle irreversible lung disease
Aston University scientists are working with start-up company, Isterian Biotech, part of Cambrian BioPharma, to develop novel drugs to treat fibrotic diseases such as lung disease.
Aston University partners with Solargen and University of Nairobi to improve crop production in Kenya
Aston University has teamed up with engineering company Solargen Technologies and the University of Nairobi through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a smart irrigation system using solar and wind energy to provide year-round watering of land to improve crop production in Kenya.
Arcadis teams up with Aston University to reduce injury levels in construction industry
Aston University has teamed up with design and project management consultancy, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited, through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to create a Building Information Modelling (BIM)-based automated health and safety rule compliance checking system.
Aston University has been awarded University of Sanctuary status
Aston University has been awarded University of Sanctuary status, joining a network of higher education institutions across the United Kingdom working to develop support for those displaced by humanitarian crises.
Mechatherm International Limited partner with Aston University to develop energy-efficient recycling systems
Aston University has teamed up with Midlands-based casthouse technology specialists through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a suite of energy-efficient aluminium recycling systems that are expected to reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.
Birmingham MP officially opens £1.5 million healthcare simulation facilities at Aston University
New £1.5 million healthcare simulation facilities have officially opened at Aston Medical School and in the School of Optometry at Aston University.
Aston University partners with paediatric pharmaceutical company to facilitate student research
Aston University has partnered with pharmaceutical company Proveca to help support and facilitate final research projects being undertaken by its MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and MPharm students.
Birmingham Assay Office teams up with Aston University to improve operational efficiency
Aston University has teamed up with hallmarking specialists Birmingham Assay Office through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a sophisticated intelligent business system.
Aston University and Partnership Medical produce world-first automated endoscope cleaner
Aston University and Partnership Medical have completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, resulting in the development of a revolutionary automated system for the high-level cleaning of endoscopes.
Aston University graduate wins outstanding entrepreneur of the year in Asian business awards
An Aston University graduate was crowned Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards ceremony held at the National Conference Centre, Solihull on Saturday 19 November.
Aston University partners with cheesemakers to optimise production using machine-learning and AI
Aston University and fourth-generation family cheesemakers, Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, have teamed up through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to use high-tech solutions to increase their cheese production.
Aston University promotes its Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with annual networking event
Aston University has brought together KTP associates, company representatives and leading Aston University academics to highlight their knowledge transfer partnership projects at an exclusive event.
Aston University and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust join forces
Aston University and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have pledged to work together to address health provision in the city by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop paediatric health initiatives and the health services workforce of the future to deliver them.
Aston University and Mechatherm create intelligent design process for furnaces and ancillary equipment
A more intelligent design process for furnaces and ancillary equipment for the global aluminium industry has been developed thanks to a three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
Aston University launches new sustainability programme as part of Government’s Skills Bootcamps
Aston University has launched a new sustainability programme as part of the Government’s Skills Bootcamps.
Aston University and Brockhouse join forces to improve energy efficiency
Aston University and Brockhouse Group Limited enter Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop sustainable manufacturing processes to drive competitiveness in energy conservation and renewable sectors.
Aston University ranked as a top university by Knowledge Exchange Framework
Aston University has again been recognised as a top university for working with business by the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).
Aston University officially accredited as Living Wage Employer
Aston University has been accredited as a real living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF).
Aston University welcomes new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Professor Aleks Subic has taken up the role of Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, joining Aston University from RMIT in Australia.
Aston University centre manager crowned Future Face of Education and Public Sector
Gurdeep Chima won the Future Face of Education and Public Sector category in the 2022 Future Faces awards.
Aston University and Partnership Medical shortlisted for award
Aston University and Partnership Medical (PML) Knowledge Transfer Partnership has been shortlisted for an award at the KTP Awards 2022.
Aston University and Optimec to improve the future of eye-care production
Optimec Limited announced a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston University to improve the production of contact lens technology by improving wavefront sensing.
Aston University and Invibo to improve the future of fracture fixation
Invibo announces a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston University to improve fracture fixation devices used in medical procedures, including keyhole surgery, spine, trauma and joint reconstruction.
Aston University and Mechatherm to develop new furnance design concepts
Aston University is pleased to announce a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Mechatherm International Ltd. Together the team will develop and implement a Knowledge-Based Engineering approach to the design and specification of furnaces and ancillary equipment for Aluminium processing.
Paralympic athletes use Aston Eye Clinic for sight testing ahead of games
Judo Paralympians and other athletes have visited Aston University’s Eye Clinic, in order to gain their sight classification ahead of competing in this year’s Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Business transformation project to boost company’s growth by 50 per cent
A leading retail marketing agency has launched a KTP with Aston University to deliver a business process transformation roadmap that will provide a 50 per cent increase in business growth.
Aston University will develop antimicrobial surfaces to prevent spread of infection
A leading London based architectural metalwork company has entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, with the aim of developing antimicrobial coatings as a way to reduce infection in high risk environments.
How upskilling small business leaders will unlock our region’s economic recovery by Paula Whitehouse
Earlier this Spring, in the 2021 Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new programme, ‘Help to Grow: Management’. Since then, Aston Business School, in collaboration with Small Business Charter holding business schools, has been working to turn the vision into a reality.
New findings on effective leadership in an extended crisis to be revealed at online business lecture
The findings of a new survey of 2,300 senior leaders, managers and employees will be presented by the chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at an online business lecture hosted by Aston University on Wednesday 26 May.
Aston University supports Sarissa to enter clinical trials for stroke detection device
Aston University supports Sarissa to scale-up their production line processes to ensure their stroke detection device can enter clinical trials
Aston University partners with Lumien to improve workplace mental health
A leading Birmingham-based software company that specialises in data analytics for workplace wellbeing has entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston University with the aim of improving mental health in the workplace.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership aims to tackle food waste in Nigeria
The two year project will develop a solar-powered pre-cooling storage system for smallholder farmers in Nigeria to preserve perishable foods.
Aston University partners with Aurrigo to improve the safety of driverless cars
Aurrigo, a division of the Richmond Design and Marketing Group Ltd. (RDM), announced a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston University to ensure that driverless cars can avoid unexpected obstacles, making their use safer.
Metal Assemblies and Aston University to improve the gathering and use of data
Iain Collis, managing director at Metal Assemblies, talked about the KTP in the latest episode of a podcast series called ‘Aston means business: SMEs adapting to COVID-19 challenges’, presented by journalist Steve Dyson.