The Knowledge Exchange in Laser Engineering (KE-LAS) project, started in June 2009, is a High Technology ERDF funded project for the benefit of NW based SMEs run by the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. Its aims are to enable North West of the England SMEs to benefit from the advantages that laser technology offers across a broad range of sectors including Aerospace, Biomedical, Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.
The University of Liverpool has just been awarded £530k to extend this activity in the Merseyside region till June 2015. Based in the School of Engineering and at the Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre, the project is currently able to provide Merseyside SMEs with expertise in laser engineering applications and access to laser systems in order to enhance their competitiveness.
Increasing awareness of laser technologies with industry in the North West
Generating generic knowledge
Dr Eamonn Fearon
Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre
Tel: +44 (0)151 650 2305