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In 2016, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and project partners, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), one of seven centres within the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), staged a pilot SME challenge benefiting the Healthcare sector.

 

From a field of over 40 applications, 15 of which were short-listed, West Midlands-based engineering design specialists, 3P Innovation Ltd came up with a novel application of a pressure-release valve, as found in plastic ketchup bottles, to help solve the problem of urinary tract infection amongst NHS patients using catheters.

 

Selected as challenge winners, 3P used their £35,000 worth of R&D support from the MTC to prototype their novel catheter. They are currently preparing for clinical trials later in 2017.

 

In this short video, 3P Founding Director, Dave Seaward takes up the story with the MTC’s Redland Sanders.
 


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F1 Aerodynamics Reduces Supermarket Energy Consumption.

 

Case Study Video 1 of 6- Williams Advanced Engineering uses F1 derived technology to develop energy efficient performance in multiple sectors.

 

 

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Neonatal Transport Team creates safer journey for premature babies.

 

Case Study Video 2 of 6-Effects of transferring critically ill babies between hospitals were investigated using innovative Race Technology equipment.

 

 

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Motorsport Technology Meets Inkjet Printers.

 

Case Study Video 3 of 6- KW Special Projects worked to build a lightweight composite structure for the industrial inkjet sector, reducing the size and structure of the printer by utilising their knowledge from the motorsport industry.

 

 

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Materials innovation leads to ground-breaking aircraft.

 

Case Study Video 4 of 6 - The Airlander uses the latest technology and carbon composite materials to create a revolutionary surveillance aircraft with ground-breaking capabilities.

 

 

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General Dynamics & Ricardo develop innovative military patrol vehicle.

 

Case Study Video 5 of 6- The Foxhound remains a powerful example of how innovative motorsport expertise can deliver cutting-edge solutions into parallel sectors.

 

 

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Prodrive partners Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing.

 

Case Study Video 6 of 6- Prodrive was announced as a Technical Partner to Land Rover BAR, Britain’s entry for the 35th America’s Cup to help the team develop electrical, electronic and hydraulic control systems.

 

 

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