KE Case Study
The SUPA INSPIRE scheme funded a six month secondment for a research physicist from the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, to work in collaboration with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and Coherent Scotland Ltd.
A SUPA INSPIRE secondment led to the development of key capabilities for a growing business, with the seconded physicist proving so invaluable to the company that he subsequently joined their team.
A secondment funded from the SUPA INSPIRE project has proved a great success for all concerned, leading to potential new sales, academic papers, and valuable experience for the seconded physicist.
The industrial partner, Diagnostic Sonar Ltd (DSL), was founded in 1975 and produced the first real-time medical ultrasound scanner manufactured in the UK. Over the following three decades, the company expanded into other areas of Industrial Non-Destructive Testing and Medical Imaging and is now a major exporter in varied fields from Aerospace to Nuclear inspection in many countries.