KTP Associate: Dan Hicks
Company: OSET Bikes
The Project: to embed a scientifically informed design process to streamline and optimise electric trials bike design for the adult market. OSET is the world leader in the design/manufacture of electric trials bikes, their bikes are proven in competition, taking multiple national level victories against petrol bikes. The company has been pivotal in the almost complete replacement of petrol bikes with electric bikes in the child/youth market.
The company now sought to implement a new, formalised design process to bring an adult trials bike – featuring electronic control of the bike power management and the human-machine interface – to market.
The KTP Associate
Dan has delivered an extremely fruitful, technically brilliant, and diverse range of projects for the company. Tackling everything with gusto, he has provided a strategically important project in areas of testing, design, manufacture, teamwork, knowledge transfer and training, marketing, supply chain development, that goes well beyond what should typically be expected of a single employee.
Among his achievements are:
Winners of this category will be announced in advance of the KTP Virtual Awards Ceremony which is at 4-5pm on Wednesday 9 September. Join us in our virtual world to celebrate all the winners – register here.
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.
Khai Nguyen: Inventing a new silicone composite for consumer fixing brand, Sugru.
Declan Bryans: Pushing flow battery storage capability to new limits.
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 advanced 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.
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