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Business Development for a Humber Manufacturer

Humberside company Plas-Tech Thermoforming Ltd is an established manufacturer of specially engineered vacuum formed plastic components which it delivers almost exclusively to a single market sector. The Managing Director wished to investigate other sectors which might benefit from the company’s skill base. As a recognised innovation consultancy with key industrial experience and contacts, ConnauTech was




Global Excellence Award for ConnauTech

We are delighted to announce that ConnauTech Ltd has been named the “Most Outstanding Business Management & Development Consultancy” by CV the Corporate Vision Magazine. The Global Excellence Awards were launched to celebrate and promote firms and individuals that are believed to have done extraordinary and innovative work in their sector, industry or region. As




Commercialisation of Overseas IP

After helping to commercialise Intellectual Property (IP) owned by UK Universities for several years, ConnauTech has now used some established techniques for the University of Otago in New Zealand. A project was undertaken to evaluate the market potential for an innovative, absolute gravimeter which is an instrument that measures gravity for a range of applications




Free Plasma Consultancy For The Textile Industry

Plasma processing is universally recognised as extremely beneficial for a range of materials and their surface treatment applications. For example, plasma has been shown to confer special properties to a range of textiles and nonwovens including polypropylene, polyester (PET), nylon, cotton, wool textile fibres and fabrics and polypropylene and polyethylene nonwovens. Significant improvements including wettability,




Consultancy Support for Sheffield Manufacturer

Sheffield company Numill Ltd successfully reclaims machine consumable cutting tools and designs and manufactures tooling for clients in key markets.  Recently the Managing Director identified that, in order for the business to continue to grow, it needed to: Further develop a culture of manufacturing ‘continuous improvement’ which would result in improved customer service to give




Commercialisation of University IP

In recent years, ConnauTech has extended its work in the commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP) owned by UK Universities. In addition to a significant increase of activity with the University of Leeds (previously reported on this website), we have worked with a number of other prominent Universities including Salford and Liverpool John Moores (LJMU). This




Commercial Feasibility Studies for Coleg Sir Gar

Coleg Sir Gar is a prominent Further and Higher Education College in South Wales which is at the forefront in supporting its staff and students to engage in transferring new ideas into commercial products or services. We have provided support for these activities including delivery of commercial feasibility studies for different technologies such as an




Innovation in Yorkshire and Humber

ConnauTech is an approved supplier for a new Research and Development funding scheme run by NAMTEC (National Metals Technology Centre). This funding, at up to 75% of project costs, is available to companies in the Yorkshire & Humber regions with business activities focused on advanced engineering. Eligible projects should have a total value of £5,000-£20,000




High Growth Business Coaching in Barnsley

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Enterprising Barnsley (EB) Programme provides a programme of business support initiatives designed to assist the development and growth of Barnsley-based businesses. The overarching aim is to achieve increased employment, economic wealth and increased investment within Barnsley. Connautech is involved in the EB Programme and has provided coaching support to various businesses