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TRW Conekt

Address: Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4GW
URL: www.conekt.net

TRW Conekt is an Engineering Consulting and Services business located in Solihull in the West Midlands. It can trace its origins to the Lucas Industries Research Centre and has over 50 years experience of providing advanced product development, applications engineering and validation services. Today, Conekt provides high value services to its parent company and to leading organisations in the automotive, defence, aerospace and industrial sectors.
Conekt has core technical competences in the design of electronic control systems, safety engineering, actuation, real-time software design and sensing technology. Conekt also operates an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory [No. 0332] which provides a range of test and validation services and as well a prototyping workshop. Most of the members of Conekt’s 100-strong technical team are graduate scientists and engineers and many hold postgraduate qualifications.
Projects undertaken by Conekt range from small forensic investigations to major product design and validation activities, with contract values ranging between £500 and £500,000. Many of the larger projects delivered by Conekt involve the development of advanced technology. Currently, Conekt is engaged in a number of Technology Strategy Board and Framework 7 projects including ‘WiTNESSS’, a project to research and de-risk wireless data transmission technology for aerospace applications, ‘ViewNet’, in which Conekt is developing an embedded solution for visual localisation and mapping and data fusion algorithms, and ‘Smart RRS’, a project to develop intelligent road restraint systems. Future commercial exploitation of these R&D projects will require robust, reliable energy harvesting systems and hence Conekt is pleased to support the Energy Harvesting Network.

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