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Leading facilities management company, Arcus FM is proud to announce its collaboration with Aston University through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project.
The project is a first for Arcus FM and will see the award-winning organisation recruit a PhD graduate who specialises in data analytics and computer science, with the aim of bringing together industry and academic experts to drive efficiencies within the growing organisation.
“We’re very excited about what this project will bring to Arcus and also the FM industry as a whole. It really has the potential to be game-changing for the sector.”
Speaking about the project, Martin May, KTP Manager, Business Engagement said: “The KTP project is an excellent applied research opportunity in Computer Science and Mathematics that will lead to an in-depth understanding of the requirements of real-world problems. The application of optimisation and evolutionary algorithms to a complex commercial issue will stimulate future research in artificial intelligence.”
David adds: “We knew working in partnership with a university would give us the academic expertise and innovation we needed. Aston’s charter has specialist expertise in both Mathematics and Computer Science and novel and recent research will be crucial in pushing the boundaries on this project.”
KTPs are three-way partnerships which see a graduate (known as an Associate) work with a business to lead a strategic project. Associates are supported by the company as well as the university, which provides academic advice and expertise as well as research facilities.
The partnership between Arcus FM and Aston University received financial support from the KTP programme. KTPs aim to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK learning base. This successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, funded by Innovate UK, is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.
For more information on Arcus and the service it offers, please visit www.arcusfm.co.uk.
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