This is an ambitious project and we are very excited about this collaboration with the University of Manchester and the Port of Dover. It presents a unique opportunity to bring together the knowledge of academia and industry, to combine our collective expertise and shape the port of the future. This experience will set a reference for the whole industry, and has the genuine potential to bring benefits worldwide.
Lecturer in Navigation and Maritime Science
We are delighted to learn of the award of this KTP, and are thoroughly looking forward to working with the Universities of Manchester and Plymouth on this hugely exciting project, which will play a vital role in our journey to become the UK’s most seamless, sustainable, and tech-enabled port. The enhanced navigational analysis brought by the digital twin of Dover Harbour – Britain’s busiest Port – will extend our capability and operational hours and subsequently deliver a huge bonus of growth and productivity to the national economy.
Chief Executive of the Port of Dover
This KTP is a great opportunity for the Universities of Plymouth and Manchester to form a strong partnership with the Port of Dover, integrate our knowledge across disciplinary boundaries to tackle real business challenges, and apply AI and emerging technologies to facilitate the digital transformation of the Port.
Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Analytics at the University of Manchester
The University is proud to be an early adopter of KTPs and has been successfully delivering programmes for over 40 years.