Professor Milan Radosavljevic, associate vice principal (research) at UWS, said: "We are delighted that our project with Thales UK and CENSIS has received a special commendation award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.
The collaboration between UWS and Thales UK was set up by CENSIS, Scotland's Centre of Excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems.
Winner Jo Bradley of intellectual property services company Marks & Clerk, Lorraine Dymond of UWS, Matt Kitchin of Thales, and Craig Fleming of CENSIS
Professor Milan Radosavljevic, associate vice principal (research) at UWS, said: "The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards play an important role in recognising innovative knowledge exchange between universities and business and we are delighted that our project with Thales UK and CENSIS
has been shortlisted.
CENSIS has secured additional funding from the SFC for up to 20 MSc student places, focusing on sensors and imaging systems as well as learning how to be entrepreneurs.
CENSIS is already working with Scottish Water and Strathclyde University on a project to monitor water pumps and prevent them from breaking down; with Findlay Irvine and the University of Glasgow on a monitoring system for roads and runways; and with Optos and the University of Glasgow, undertaking groundbreaking eye camera research which could make retinal scans more easily accessible to remote locations and the developing world.