The Research & Development is part of an ongoing collaborative partnership between Waldeck, Nottingham Trent University, Birmingham City University and Network Rail.

In collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, the proposed Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) facilitates the development of the IDSES, an Intelligent Digital Structure Examination System, that integrates machine learning, deep learning, and state of the art visualisation technologies to automate and enhance examination of infrastructures, including bridges, highways and road structures.

Following a successful bid to win £120k of Innovate UK funding back in 2017, we are delighted to share that we have been successful in securing further Innovate UK funding for the value of £106k, to secure the employment of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate to join our existing team.

Spread over a two-year programme of work, the award will support the employment of a KTP Associate, who will be embedded into Waldeck’s team to support and undertake research, enabling the further enhancement of the company’s existing asset viewing and examination solution into the IDSES.

The KTP Associate will be crucial in both embedding this knowledge within the company and educating our existing and potential new clients, maximising the potential reach of IDSES.

Veronica Ruby-Lewis, Associate Director and Waldeck’s Lead for the Programme added:

“The solution has gone from strength to strength over recent years and as we continue to finesse and expand the best solution for Network Rail, this funding allows the team to explore more avenues, expanding our capabilities and enable us to tap into the growing market for smart infrastructure solutions.”

Dr Song Wu, Professor of Construction Management – School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, at Nottingham Trent University, said:

“It’s truly exciting to receive this award. It allows us to further our collaborative efforts with Waldeck and, through the KTP project, we hope to offer an innovate product to the infrastructure management industry.”

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) aim to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills within the UK knowledge base. This KTP project was funded by UKRI through Innovate UK.

Recruitment for the right candidate to join our team as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has now begun.