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Project Partners


Innovative Technology and Science Limited (InnoTecUK):

InnoTecUK is an experienced, dynamic and progressive fast growing robotics and automation solution provider located in Cambridge, the heart of innovation. InnoTecUK has extensive expertise in the development and commercialisation of innovative company and client-led mechatronic , robotic and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions to overcome complex sensing, measurement, automation and control challenges across many industries; including but not limited to offshore, nuclear , renewable energy and oil & gas.

Established in 2009, the company has benefited from its resourceful team of experts, exceptional market penetration and commercialisation strategy, and its excellent client/partner relationships to gain vast recognition in the NDT robotics industry, launch high value and high quality products. The company aims to continuously make a difference through innovation, with the goal of becoming a leader in bringing Robotics and Automation to the forefront of the NDT industry.



IKNOWHOW International S.A.R.L

iKnowHow Informatics S.A. (IKH), is a leading technology firm providing engineering solutions to meet the needs of private and public sector organizations. Over the past 10 years, IKH has developed an international presence while well-known organizations are included among its clientele. IKH has been geared towards operational excellence since its foundation, whilst both as a software vendor and solutions integrator it has traditionally been at the forefront of technology, embracing the ever-evolving business needs of key business sectors. IKH delivers a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art solutions (all with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001 certification) to provide the end customer with a complete solution tailored to his needs that can be used either as stand-alone or as part of the integrated solution. IKH offers a full spectrum of fully integrated Research and Development (R&D) services. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to: Image Processing, Quality Monitoring, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Design, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Radio Frequency Technologies, Acoustics & Vibration, Embedded Control Systems, Wireless Control Systems, Sensor /Sensor Networks Technology, Medical Diagnostics, Environmental Science, Building Management Systems and Defence Technology.



TWI Ltd – Technology centre Wales:

TWI is one of Europe’s foremost independent non-profit-distributing research and technology organisations, employing over 900 people on 10 sites globally with an annual turnover of €84.5 million. TWI has a large fee paying industrial membership of around 1800 industrial members from 70 countries mainly in energy related business sectors such as oil & gas, petrochemical, process plant and their support industries.

TWI is internationally renowned for its ability to deploy multidisciplinary, impartial teams to implement both established and advanced inspection technologies, or to solve problems at any stage of the product life cycle –from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to in-service performance, repair and life extension. TWI is also an active participant in collaborative research programmes in Europe and the UK.



Mistras are a leading “one source” global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. They uniquely combine industry-leading products and technologies – 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; and proprietary world class data warehousing and analysis software- to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider. These mission critical solutions are delivered globally and enhance their customers’ ability to extend the useful life of their assets, improve productivity and profitability, minimize repair costs, comply with governmental safety and environmental regulations, enhance risk management operational decisions, and avoid catastrophic disasters.

Mistras serve a global customer base of companies with asset-intensive infrastructure, including companies in the oil and gas, fossil and nuclear power, public infrastructure, chemicals, aerospace and defense, transportation, primary metals and metalworking, pharmaceuticals, and food processing industries.

They have 5,000 employees made up of highly skilled and Certified Technicians, degreed engineers, and 40 Ph.D.’s operating in our over 100 offices worldwide.

Mistras have established long-term relationships as a critical solutions provider to many leading companies, and to various federal, state and local governmental infrastructure and defense authorities, including the departments of transportation of several states.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University:

The London South Bank Innovation Centre (LSBIC) has been established recently in Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, UK by London South Bank University (LSBU) to research and develop automation for non-destructive testing. The aim is to take award winning robot prototypes developed by the University towards commercialisation by locating the centre in an industrial environment.

The university’s Centre for Automated and Robotic NDT has developed 16 robots for industrial inspection tasks by participating in collaborative research with the UK and European R&D and end-user partners. The impact of this work has been high. It has won eleven awards for best papers and industrial innovation in the field of robotics (awarded by the Emerald international journal “Industrial Robot” and the international conference on “Climbing and Walking Robots and their Support Technologies”.

These wall climbing, swimming and mobile robots have addressed the problems of performing inspection: oil and Gas, Nuclear plants , aircrafts ,wind turbines, ship hulls, aircrafts and large buildings