Dependability Knowledge Hub
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Dependability Knowledge Hub, a free peer to peer expertise sharing service for Through-life Engineering Service professionals, hosted and brokered by the EPSRC Centre and Chaired by Angus Murray of BAE Systems.
Increasing the dependability and reliability of complex high-value manufactured systems is a multi-disciplinary task that needs experts with many different specialisations to come together. To this end the ability to access key specialists and expertise across this wide field would be most helpful. For this reason we are creating a Dependability Knowledge Hub with the support of the EPSRC Centre in Through-life Engineering Services, the Aerospace, Aviation and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network (AAD-KTN) and the Centre founding core partners, Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence.
How will it work?
Hub members offer their expertise in exchange for access to the knowledge and experience of the whole pool of experts. Membership of the Hub will be open to individuals who will register their expertise via a pro-forma email to the Hub administration. The administration will review these submissions and either accept the individual into Hub membership or seek further information and/or clarification of the membership application. Once a member, the individual can consult the Hub on any Through-life Engineering Services related subject. The administration will try and match individual Hub members to queries raised and when a suitable match has been found the two parties will be put in touch. The answering Hub member undertakes to provide a first level response to the query in a timely manner free of charge. Should any further help be needed or deeper relationships develop then both parties are free to pursue this on a commercial or other basis. All Hub administration and initial contacts will be handled by us at the EPSRC Centre in Through-life Engineering Services and any problems, disagreements or disputes will be resolved by us.
We will host an annual event specifically for this Hub community to meet and debate issues of importance in the field and hear from cutting edge experts. Hub members will be invited to EPSRC Centre events and enjoy preferential rates at our major annual functions.
How do I join?
Full details and the email pro-forma can be downloaded from here and your application will be processed as soon as possible. We will ask you for a CV so we can better match you expertise to queries. These CVs will be held in confidence by the Hub administration and only used for the purpose of refining the match of experts to queries. Once your member application has been accepted you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be matched to experts.
Growing the Hub
For the Hub to work we need a critical mass of expertise. We are currently sending personal invitations to key people that we know, but we would ask you to also forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact the Hub Administration at the email address above.
We look forward to your participation in this exciting new EPSRC Centre initiative.
Professor Rajkumar Roy, EPSRC Centre Director
Angus Murray, Dependability Knowledge Hub Chair