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Four companies join MOD-Industry partnership programme

Niteworks : 23 February, 2015  (Company News)
University and consultancy companies in the UK join Niteworks partnership programme for developing ties between industry and the Ministry of Defence
Four companies join MOD-Industry partnership programme

Niteworks, the innovative MOD-Industry partnership, has confirmed the names of four new associate members: CSC Computer Sciences, Ricardo UK, SC Skills and University of Plymouth Enterprise.

CSC provides technology-enabled business solutions and services, supporting governments, associated agencies, NGOs and major industries in all sectors including Defence, Security, Aerospace, Health, Transport and Telecommunications. Employing over 72,000 people around the world, CSC has specialists in delivering integrated “End-to-End” information capabilities and services in all environments. CSC delivers Next Generation Cloud services, Big Data and Cyber Solutions, together with Applications Transformation, Consulting, Business Process and Services Outsourcing, and Infrastructure Services.

Ricardo is a strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and also a specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. Ricardo delivers innovative solutions across a broad range of sectors, including in defence where it is known for the design and development of the Foxhound vehicle. Ricardo’s defence business is focused on exploiting knowledge of commercial vehicle development utilising innovative energy efficiency technologies and modelling techniques.

SC Skills is a strategy, financial and commercial partner to customer organisations and suppliers within Aerospace and Defence, IS/ IT Services, National Security, Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), Manufacturing, Logistics, Telecommunication, Public Sector and Consumer goods. SC Skills’ approach is to ensure clients target the right business opportunities, supported by the right strategy and financial planning, for success. Services include: analytics/in-depth analysis, financial options assessment & modelling, corporate & commercial strategy and the provision of expertise to transform organisations and deliver growth.

Plymouth University is a modern university in the UK and was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012 for the quality of its marine and maritime teaching and research. Plymouth has applied its expertise to directly working on defence related projects, and its staff are equipped with skills and facilities that can be applied to supporting defence-related decision-making. Commercial and contract research projects are managed through the University’s trading company, Plymouth University Enterprise Ltd (UoPEL).

Samantha Page, Head of Commercial / Partnering at Niteworks said: “2014 was a hugely successful year for Niteworks. We now look forward to building on that success in 2015, and we are delighted to welcome four brand new associates who bring niche expertise and technologies into the partnership from both academia and the private sector.”

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