Successfully managing projects and programmes throughout their lifecycle.
The Research Project Management team help Imperial's academics apply their knowledge to a plethora of challenges faced by industry - and society in general - to generate substantial impact.
The team ensure the success of each project by managing it throughout its life-cycle and...
- Ensuring the project meets its key deliverables and stays on budget.
- Disseminating results and showcasing the project's impact via websites, social media, conferences, workshops and news articles.
- Managing the finances from invoicing and payment processing, to budget reconciliation.
- Winding the project down when it reaches completion.
3D Tune-In was a €3.3 million project (2015-2018) supported by the Horizon2020 ICT programme of the European Commission. Its main focus was to use Virtual Reality and 3D gaming technologies to assist hearing impaired users gain an improved understanding of how to use their hearing aid.
The project was led by Dr Lorenzo Picinali from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London and took a participatory-design approach. The project brought together relevant stakeholders from academic institutions as well as traditional gaming industries, a large European hearing aid manufacturer and hearing communities to produce digital games in the field of hearing aid technologies and hearing loss in children and older adults.
The Research Project Management team provided consortium management to the 8 partner institutionsspanning 3 different European countries.
Novel Mobile Sonification Process for Local Valorisation of Lignocellulosic (Forest) Materials to produce Valuable Chemicals (BIOSONIC) was a European Commission FP7 for SME’s project.
The BioSonic consortium developed a novel ultrasonically-enhanced separation process that does not require high temperatures or pressures and is capable of producing pure wood fractions replacing the current harsh hydrolysis or steam explosion methods, which degrade one or other of the output materials and performs much faster than traditional digestion processes. The BioSonic separation process is targeted to be cost-effective at a small enough scale to allow localised processing to take place.
The project was led by Professor Nilay Shah of Imperial College London.
Our role within Biosonic was to provide support to Imperial College academics involved in the project and as an RTD provider. We also advised BIO-SEP on their role as final consortium coordinator.
To find out more visit the BIOSONIC website.
ETI High Hydrogen
Funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) under the Organic Environmental Contaminants Research Programme this project was led by Imperial College with University of Reading and FERA as collaborators. It aimed to investigate the transfer of organic contaminants to milk due to cows ingesting waste materials used as bedding or as soil conditioner on pasture. The programme also examined the uptake of organic contaminants by carrots and cereals grown in soil amended with waste-derived soil conditioners.
A variety of waste materials are recycled in agriculture with the benefit of reducing pressure on virgin resources. Recycled waste materials, such as untreated waste wood shavings or paper sludge from paper recycling mills, can be effectively used as animal bedding in livestock production.
The project was led by Professor Stephen R Smith of Imperial College London and was partnered with two other organisations, University of Reading and FERA.
Research Project Management provided the overall project management throughout the duration of the research, ensuring effective partner communication, and timely implementation of deliverables. We also led and facilitated dissemination activities including organising project events and managing the project’s communication activities.
The Centre of Applied Research "Energy efficient heat exchange and catalysis: UNIHEAT" was a successful international partnership between leading research institutions and industry, which aimed to reduce the amount of energy lost during the crude oil refining process by 15%. The initiative was divided into two programmes: a research programme and an industry engagement programme.
The research programme developed breakthrough technologies in energy efficiency. The programme was the largest of its kind worldwide, integrating cutting edge research conducted by a diverse pool of international experts, from molecular simulation to plant level optimisation, from theory to experiments, from design to operations.
The industry engagement programme ensured relevance and transferability to industry. Industrial partners provided invaluable industrial insight and continue to benefit from the tailored integration of novel, energy efficient technologies into their operations cycles.
The project was led by Cav. Prof Sandro Macchietto of Imperial College London and was partnered with 5 other organisations.
RPM was responsible for the industry engagement programme, leading on the organisation of all external events and stakeholder engagement. RPM also provided project and contracts management, logistics, travel and financial management to the project.