The STC is an interdisciplinary centre of research excellence, renowned for the novel development and application of smart innovative computer-based technology solutions that address a variety of modern-day international business, engineering and health societal challenges.


Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives:

  • Research, shape, prioritise societal challenges to be addressed with innovative smart technology solutions
  • Apply, evaluate and promote the impact of these technology solutions
  • Collaborate with regional, national and international private, public and voluntary sector partners to develop solutions of regional, national and international relevance
  • Establish the Centre as a widely respected authority through public engagement of Smart Technology
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum on advanced postgraduate programmes.
Strategic Approaches

Strategic Approaches:

  • Build a portfolio of externally-funded research programmes balancing industry, government, third sector sponsorships.
  • Become an internationally popular postgraduate researcher destination in the Key Themes
  • Create pipelines of research excellence by strengthening research leadership, structured researcher staff development, building development pathways for early career academics, programmes of outward and inward secondments, interdisciplinary PhD/Professional Doctorate programmes
  • Develop an international visiting scholar programme to strengthen local, national and international collaborations
  • Strengthen reputation with policy and funding decision makers, government agencies, industry partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Build a vibrant diverse research culture, liaising with external and internal groups to harmonize research activities
  • Utilise available resources effectively by partnering with other organisations and groups as appropriate. 
Research Themes

Research Themes:

  • Power and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Smart Connectivity and Sensing
  • Artificial Intelligent and IoT
  • Cyber Security, Networking and Communications
  • Energy Monitoring & Diagnostic Systems
  • Industrial Design and Manufacturing Processes
  • Wireless Energy Sources


Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were issued by United Nations in 2015 and are a set of 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

The STC’s research themes of the Centre will be principally be aligned with (UN Sustainable Development):

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