Services

Services

Keston Technologies specialises in innovation, strategy and business development, regional development, international trade and project/program evaluation and monitoring. Specifically, we deliver

  • Feasibility studies
  • Strategic studies
  • Business cases
  • Cost-benefit analyses
  • Proposal evaluations
  • Project/program monitoring and evaluation
  • Strategic/business planning
  • Funding applications; and
  • International business development

For detail on each of the areas we specialise, please use the navigation on the left side of this page.

 

Our clients

Our commitment to the service of our clients involves responding quickly to their needs, understanding the business of each client and providing value for money. Our goal is to develop long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.

If you are considering engaging us but would first like to speak with somone we have previously worked with, we would be pleased to provide referee details.

An example of recent and current clients include:

Client

Project Type

Innovate UK

(Technology Strategy Board), UK

  • Monitoring Services (Monitoring Officer) for >100 innovation development projects and collaborative R&D projects across the UK (2012 - present)
  • Evaluation of R&D proposals (2008 - 2014)
  • Monitoring Officer for seven Micro and Nano-Technologies Capital Facility projects covering R&D and technical facilities in the areas of materials and nano-materials and metrology (2007 - 2012)

European Commission

  • Monitor for projects funded under Horizon 2020 (2016-present)
  • Project Technical Advisor (PTA) for eight multi-national, multi-partner collaborative R&D projects funded under FP7 (2012 - 2016)
  • Evaluation of R&D proposals:
    • FP7 NMP program evaluations (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
    • H2020 NMP and SME program evaluations (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • Eureka Programme evaluations (2011)
  • Rapporteur for EU Policy Meeting on materials modelling (2014)

Czech Ministry of Education, Czech Republic

  • Interim Evaluation of Projects funded under Priority Axes 1 and 2 of OP Research and Development for Innovation (2013, 2014)
  • Evaluation of joint Czech-Norwegian programme (2014)
  • Panel of International Experts for the evaluation of regional R&D centres, allocating €250m of funding to technology R&D centres in a variety of disciplines, including biotechnology, ICT, engineering and materials science (2009, 2010)

Welsh Government, UK

  • Export market development services (2006 - present):
    • Sector briefs
    • Individual company briefs
    • In-market assistance

Government of Western Australia,

Department of Commerce

  • Study on innovation in regional Western Australia (2012-2013)
  • Study on research infrastructure for tropical science in the Kimberley region (through University of Western Australia) (2013)

Government of Western Australia,

Great Southern Development Commission  

  • Independent evaluator for the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (RGS), including the development of the proposal evaluation framework (2005 - 2016)
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Cases (2008 - 2017)
  • Strategic Planning (2010)
  • Development of a Regional Economic Development Strategy (2012-2014)
  • Development of a Regional Infrastructure Blueprint (2014)
  • Development of a Regional Export Infrastructure Plan (2012)
  • Business cases for Royalties for Regions funding (2014-present)

Government of Western Australia,

South West Development Commission

  • Business case for tourism development in Margaret River
  • Reporting on the Collie Economic Development Task Force

Government of Western Australia,

Department of Parks and Wildlife

  • Cost-benefit analysis for a toursim development at William Bay
  • Business case for the South West Mountain Bike Hubs in Collie, Margaret River and Pemberton

University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Strategic Planning – Great Southern regional campus (2011)
  • Business Plan development – Australian Urban Design Research Centre (2013)

University of Sydney, Australia

  • Business Case for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (2013)

City of Albany, Australia

  • Needs Assessment and Feasibility Studies – Strategy development for the ANZAC centenary events (2012)
  • Management Plan for Co-location of facilities (2013)
  • Business case for a sports centre of excellence – Centennial Park (2013, 2014)
  • Business case for the library redevelopment (2015)
  • Business case for the Albany Vistors Centre (2015)
  • Business case for the Albany Artifical Surf Reef (2016)
  • Analysis and Scoping Study of the Music Sector in the Great Southern (2016)
  • Business case for the Middleton Beach Foreshore development (2017)
  • Business case for Amazing South Coast City Centre project (2017)

Shire of Katanning, Australia

  • Business Cases:
    • Katanning Regional Saleyards
    • Regional Entertainment Centre
    • New Administration Building
    • Airport developments
    • Recreational and Leisure Centre upgrades
  • Project Planning
  • Activities associated with “SuperTowns” Growth Plan development
  • Katanning Economic Development Strategy

Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling, Australia

  • Funding Applications
  • Business cases

Wheatbelt Catchment Alliance

Albany Worklink

Katanning Community Childcare Centre

Great Southern Community Housing Association

Alzheimer’s WA

WA Meat Industry Authority

 

  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Business Case Funding Applications
  • Feasibility Studies

South Coast NRM Inc., Australia

  • Commercialisation Planning
  • Project Management Planning
  • Corporate plan development

Great Southern Employment Development Committee, Australia

  • Strategy and Marketing Plan

Great Southern Institute of Technology (GSIT), Australia

  • Facilitation of workshops for the Building Farm Business Capacity Project during 2012, 2013 and 2014