Too often research code and ideas fail to gain uptake by their intended audience. This theme focuses on ensuring uptake by our industry partners through using a software engineering team, funded by the Partner Organisations, to work “between” the researcher and the deployment/integration teams of the Partners. This skilled programming team will work with researchers to convert research artefacts such as algorithms and prototype code into professional solutions leveraging existing open source or commercial platforms to enable ease of uptake by industry partners or 3rd party MaintTech firms.
Where suitable, a “common platform” will be established to deliver artefacts such that partners have consistently implemented artefact interfaces (reduced cost for uptake). Finally, the result of this theme will ensure tangible software components available beyond a research context.