The University of St Andrews and the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) in Dundee have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore future collaborations in the fields of sustainable mobility and low carbon energy.
MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, is a world-class Innovation Park in Dundee which will drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency.
The University is developing its Eden Campus in Guardbridge to enhance innovation in companies working in energy storage, conversion and other technologies, by providing scale-up facilities for research and development, early prototyping and proving technology.
Under the terms of the agreement, the University and MSIP commit to the shared delivery of low-carbon technologies, supporting product development in companies, assisting companies in the sustainable mobility and low-carbon sectors to grow by offering test and demonstration facilities and equipment and access to external funding.
Both organisations will also explore the potential for work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, while the University will support the delivery of courses, modules or postgraduate training through the proposed Skills Academcy at MSIP.