Driving collaborative working

PNDC engages with its partners to develop and share knowledge, skills, expertise and insights to maximise impact and accelerate commercialisation pathways across shared innovation priorities and strategic focus areas. We create and deliver high-impact, high-value innovation project ideas through collaboration with academia, government and industry. We provide insights into leading, relevant use case applications and market adjacencies for whole systems submissions.

PNDC partnerships

Benefits of PNDC partnership:

Participation in PNDC innovation theme forums provides a platform for knowledge exchange, driving collaborative working, stimulating innovation and avoiding duplication of innovation investments.

Commercial rate discounts are available for access to PNDC’s representative environment, which allows partners to develop an evidence base for the performance of their products, providing investors and the wider supply chain confidence in the market-readiness of their technologies and solutions.

Annually agreed on key performance indicators (KPIs) to leverage investment for partners, drive impact, and increase the number of partner connections to relevant organisations.

Dissemination of key insights from PNDC’s Strategic Advisory Boards, a major source of knowledge and insight that informs major strategic decisions by signalling technology challenges, informing external economic, regulatory and policy landscapes, and identifying high-opportunity innovation needs and innovation delivery mechanisms.

Partnership offering

  • Strategic Partner

    Access to our 3 Focus Areas and associated innovation theme forums

  • Innovation Partner

    Access to 2 Focus Areas and associated innovation theme forums

  • Development Partner

    Access to 1 Focus Area & x3 innovation theme forums within that area

Multidisciplinary collaboration

As one of the University of Strathclyde’s industry-facing innovation centres, PNDC provides access to leading-edge research and academic excellence through knowledge exchange professionals. In a flourishing innovation ecosystem, the multidisciplinary collaboration enables PNDC and its partners to accelerate innovation through collaborative practice and complementary capabilities, preconditions of any successful partnership. Contact us to learn more about our tailored partnership offerings.


Our project partners include…
  • SP Energy Networks
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
  • UK Power Networks (UKPN)
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Trilliant
  • Fundamentals
  • Analog Devices
  • Resillion
  • Nokia
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Scottish Water
  • National Grid
  • Northern Powergrid
  • Hydrogen Vehicle Systems
  • Kensa Heat Pumps
  • Babcock
  • SGN
  • GE
  • Siemens
  • Alexander Dennis
  • ABB
  • BAE Systems
  • Catapult Energy Systems
  • Sunamp
  • Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS)
  • Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC)
  • University of Strathclyde

Contact us for partnership opportunities