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Design, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) consultancy

The Product Innovation Centre at NTU supports businesses by driving innovative thinking around design and engineering.

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From idea to commercialisation, the team can support you to develop, manufacture and evaluate your products and services.

Their work covers a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, energy, sustainability, buildings, infrared thermography, automation and AI.

They work on projects ranging from assessing brain signals to creating new algorithms that monitor the health of bridges.

Consultancy can be provided in:

  • embedding AI into products and services
  • condition monitoring: air pollution, building performance, condition-based maintenance, manufacturing systems, and image and signal processing
  • renewable energy innovation: solar energy, wave energy, heat pump technology and geothermal heating
  • design and manufacturing: CAD, 3D printing, design engineering, sustainable product development, mechatronics and fabrication
  • medical design: health and wellbeing and medical technologies
  • people-centred design: assisted living and design for behaviour change
  • sustainability: circular economy, consumption, social and environmental LCA (lifecycle analysis), lighting and longer-lasting products.

Our innovative projects have appeared in international media such as the BBC, CNN, The Guardian, and many more.

Find out more about the Product Innovation Centre.

To find out how our academic and technical teams can help solve a problem, support a project or transform your business, please contact Stephen Whalley, Head of Commercial Services at