KTP Associate: Harvey Kangley
University: University of Huddersfield
The Project: AUS is an established and growing business supplying a range of products and services to the electricity distribution and transmission, rail, utility arboricultural, and telecommunications industries. AUS not only supplies specialist tools and materials, but also manufactures components to meet stringent engineering and safety standards. The company also offers specialised inspection, repairs and training services as many contracts are safety critical.
The aim of this project was to develop and establish methodologies for innovative product design, analysis and multi-criteria optimisation, in a highly constrained design environment, and to apply these to the design of novel products for rail electrification.
This was a very challenging project as the company had virtually no formal product development process. Harvey has completely transformed this.
About the KTP Associate, Harvey Kangley.
Winners of this category were announced at the KTP Virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 9 September.
See below for a profile of each of the 18 finalists in the Future Innovator category of this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards:
Muddasar Anwar Delivering innovation for Sustainable Drainage System to prevent flooding.
Blessing Mbipom Creating online learning for GPs.
Laurence Foster: Innovations to “print” structures, transforming house building.
Declan Bryans: Creating greener energy with innovations in flow batteries.
Elle Perschke: Applying B2C methodologies to launch a new product within a B2B company.
Mark Gilmore: Development of new class of greener ionic liquid, with multiple potential applications.
Khai Nguyen: Inventing a new silicone composite for consumer fixing brand, Sugru.
Swapnil Khadke: Creating new liposome formulations for application in drug delivery
Leona McGirr: Creating an Antibody Library for fully human antibodies.
Dan Hicks: Developing a new design and testing process for electric trails bikes.
Dmitry Bogachov: Advancing Materials Science for Anilox technology.
Andrew Grounds: Transforming business models for Social Enterprise.
Lyndsey McKirdy: Enhancing data science capability at Aggreko.
Jack Tallant: Transforming reporting and delivery of Charity’s activities.
Xi Liu: Using AI to develop fraud detection and prevention services for law firm.
Alex Komninos: Transforming spreadsheets in to cognitive models at IBM
Harvey Kangley: Delivering exceptional NPD for rail electrification
George Harris: Developing advanced engineering for intruder detection systems.
The Future Innovator category of the KTP Awards is supported by Ashorne Hill – a specialist training company which runs training programmes for all KTP Associates.