Dan has been announced as a ‘Future Innovator’ finalist at the 2020 KTP Best of the Best Awards, with a judging panel recognising ‘the enormous potential the entire community of Associates represents for the future of the UK economy’.
The KTP programme, which is funded by Innovate UK, is a collaboration between industry and academia and helps small businesses grow by pairing them up with a university and a graduate professional from their industry – in this case Dan, who was recruited in 2017 after gaining a first in MEng Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds.
OSET Bikes, a world leader in the design and manufacture of electric trials and motocross motorcycles, partnered with the University of Brighton for their KTP. Access to the university’s resources has also helped OSET extend their engineering capabilities and to secure high impact European grant funding.
As well as delivering a highly functional prototype motorbike with a proprietary powertrain, Dan has developed a suite of test machines. This has greatly reduced product development time and allowed certification to international standards.