Knowledge East of England Partners (KEEPs) are a compact version of KTPs, and typically last six months in duration.
KEEPs are part-funded by the East of England Development Agency and are only available to organisations and companies based in the East of England.
The School of Computer Science has successfully secured two recent KEEPs:
Extent Software Ltd
Extent Software Ltd Is developing a network collaboration tool that lets organisations and agencies communicate instantly, securely and with a full audit trail for accountability. The School of Computer Science is working with Extent on this project, using the Microsoft .NET Framework Release 2, with Workflow Management.
Isabel Hospice provides palliative care to patients with terminal cancer, and their families. The School of Computer Science is undertaking a needs analysis for Isabel Hospice to identify opportunities to improve and extent their use of IT. Heales Medical Ltd. promotes the 'No Diet' diet.
Action Software Systems
The School of Computer Science provide development services, product installation, maintenance contracts and technical support for Action Software Systems.
AKOS Clinical Development Ltd
The School added additional functionality to existing legacy database systems.
East of England Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council (EEMLAC) (“Source-East”)
The School developed a web portal to support collaborations and information sharing between the various museums, libraries and archives in the East of England.
EEDA Proof of Concept
The School provides experts to assist EEDA in assessing applications to EEDA’s Proof of Concept funding scheme.
Enfield Borough Council
The School of Computer Science conducted a four-month investigation into information sharing issues within the local strategic partnership. The investigation extended across several agencies including:
- The Learning Skills Council
- Enfield Primary Care Trust
- The Metropolitan Police
- Middlesex University
Enfield Drug Action Team
The School of Computer Science conducted an investigation into information sharing amongst agencies in relation to the Enfield Drug Action Team, identifying information needs and recommending improvements in information sharing practices.
The School of Computer Science developed a database and website to support publicity and questionnaire administration, including provision of results and feedback to individuals and companies.
We have an on-going project with GNER to develop and maintain interfaces to their Railway Carriage Westinghouse and EBAKS air conditioning units. This involves programming of real-time systems, RS232 communication protocols, and interfacing with legacy software and hardware systems.
Hertfordshire Drug Action Team – Arrest Referral Evaluation
The School undertook a survey-based analysis (by questionnaire and telephone) of police and other custody officers, drug workers, drug agencies and clients in Hertfordshire, in order to assess the overall effectiveness of drug referral on arrest.
Hertfordshire Prosperity Forum / Hertfordshire Observatory
The School developed a web portal that would allow regional government agencies to share data with each other. The site was developed using the E-Government Metadata Standard (e-GMS) developed by the UK government.
The site included a GIS-based system that allowed the user to compare data within particular districts of Hertfordshire. Hosting and support for the web portal was subsequently transferred into Environment Department at Hertfordshire County Council.
Lambda Photometrics supply optical equipment. The School worked with Lambda to develop an online ordering system to support the company’s sales process and other services.
A start-up company developing innovative software and hardware solutions to the restaurant market. The School is supporting Restaurant Innovations in the development, testing and operation of those systems.
Roche Products Ltd
The School developed a system to support the automated scheduling of quality assurance inspections of various facilities, and generate reports on the outcome of those inspections.
Stevenage County Council
The School of Computer Science undertook a maintenance project to correct a number of faults in a legacy Microsoft Access database system.
The Health and Safety Executive
The School developed a web front-end to support data entry into the QUAD Quality Assurance System.
The National Pharmaceuticals Association
The School developed a computer system to support the Association’s training department in the maintenance of the Association’s NVQ provision. The system recorded and monitored student details, grades, transfer between programmes, allocation of tutors, allocation of facilities for open days, and mail outs.
Xerox International Software Operations
The School of Computer Science worked with Xerox International Software Operations to improve the efficiency of global working practice across distributed, global projects.
University of Hertfordshire
The School had undertaken substantial software projects internal to the University. These include work for: The University Careers Service, the Academic Quality Office, the SMIRK product, The Research Office, and the University Admissions Service.