Projects

Projects

From providing commercialisation services to nanotechnology centres, to assisting Welsh biotechnology companies to access Australasia markets, to advising public sector agencies on strategy development, Keston Technologies is proving to be a highly effective resource for many organisations.

Below we provide a number of examples of our recent work:

Feasibility studies

  • Gnowangerup Community and Training Centre
  • Establishment of an innovation network in a region of the United Kingdom.
  • Management and co-location of multiple groups for a major sport and recreation site development in a major regional centre.
  • Multi-purpose facility for the co-location of services catering for children 0-5 years.
  • Various community, cultural and sport and recreation facilities.
  • A Malting Plant development in regional Western Australia.

Strategic studies

  • Analysis and scoping study of the Great Southern music sector.
  • Economic diversification strategy for the town of Collie.
  • Analysis into the factors affecting the success of innovation in regional Western Australia.
  • Scoping study in relation to a major international event proposed for Western Australia in 2013/14.
  • Research to assist in development of a regional marketing and public relations strategy for an education and employment development not-for-profit organisation.

Strategic/Business planning

  • Strategic planning for the University of Sydney.
  • Strategic plan for operations of a regional campus of a major Western Australian university.
  • Strategic plan for a West Australian regional development authority.

Business Case Development

  • Muliple business cases for tourism development projects within the Great Southern and South West regions of Western Australia.
  • Redevelopment of regional sheep saleyards in Katanning, Western Australia.
  • Development of various business cases of biotechnology and pharmaceutical plant developments in Europe.
  • Commercialisation planning, project management planning, and corporate plan development for a natural resource management company.
  • Various local government projects involving upgrades to recreational and leisure facilities across Western Australia.
  • Affordable student housing projects.
  • Needs assessment and business case for upgrade to Surf Life Saving Club facilities.
  • Co-location of multiple not-for-profit organisations.

Proposal evaluations

  • Independent evaluator for proposals submitted under various grant schemes in the UK, European Union, Czech Republic, Belgium and Australia.
  • Member of panel for assessing and recommending proposals allocating funding to regional centres of excellence projects in a variety of disciplines including biotechnology, ICT, engineering and materials science.
  • Evaluator for a variety of collaborative innovation projects.

 Project/program monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitoring of micro and nano-technologies capital facility projects in the UK.
  • Monitoring of publicly-funded development projects.
  • Monitoring of multi-partner collaborative projects covering green buildings and materials development for the European Commission.

Facilitation

  • Farm Business Planning Workshops in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, a pilot of Drought Reform Measures Government Initiative (2012/13).
  • Various private and not-for-profit organisation Board strategic planning sessions.

Funding applications

  • Redevelopment of the Katanning Regional Saleyards ($22 million project).
  • Redevelopment of the Katanning Town Hall into a 380-seat regional entertainment centre
  • Various funding applications for local government authority projects throughout Western Australia.

International Business Development

  • In-market partner for Australasia for the Welsh Government.

 

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