Robotic Fish

Research and Development

For a company focused on providing innovative, high-value solutions, research and development is key to our success.

For a company focused on providing innovative, high-value solutions, research and development is key to our success.

Our rich heritage of R&D is part of what makes BMT unique. It enables us to extend the talents of our people in order to meet the current and future needs of our clients.

Our extensive R&D programme aims to ensure that BMT's products and services are designed to meet the current and future needs of our clients.

It is conducted both in central research activities, through the BMT Institute at Reading University, and in the heart of BMT's commercial operating companies, combining self-funded, joint industry, national and international programmes.

Research Directorate

Our longstanding reputation for high-quality R&D means that BMT is regularly contracted by the European Commission to identify solutions for today's challenges.

While BMT's experience in the maritime sector means that many projects are related to shipping and ports, they also extend to all forms of surface transport and other areas, such as logistics, security, aeronautics, health and the environment, where BMT's expertise can be applied.

Projects vary in size, from those involving fewer than 10 partners to larger projects that may involve more than 60 organisations, including household names such as DHL, Unilever, China Shipping, Royal Caribbean and London Underground as well as major port and police authorities across Europe. It is not only the quality of BMT's scientific expertise that drives success in the research field, it is also our experience, built up over many years, in winning funding bids, efficiently managing projects, and identifying and attracting the best people to work on them.

SHOAL

Robotic Fish

SHOAL is a European Research project managed by BMT Group that has successfully developed and delivered intelligent robotic fish capable of working together in order to monitor and search for pollution in ports and other aquatic areas.

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Freightwise

FREIGHTWISE

FREIGHTWISE was an Integrated Project within the EU's 6th Framework Programme. It began in November 2006 and has a duration of 42 months.

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