Copernicus Technology Ltd, an aerospace & defence technology company based in the Moray region of Scotland has won the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) award for Excellence in Research and Innovation in this year’s SCDI Business Excellence Awards.
Copernicus Technology has built up a wealth of expertise providing ingenious products and services that successfully reduce equipment downtime for aerospace, defence, and transport customers. Their data analysis tools paved the way to apply their intermittent fault detection tester – the Ncompass-Voyager - to reduce the time taken for avionics repairs and their data analysis identifies problems early which improves the prioritisation of solutions. The tester has been successfully used on fleets ranging from the Spanish Eurofighter to the RAF’s Chinook and Hercules aircraft.
The SCDI trophy was collected by Copernicus Technology’s Managing Director, Giles Huby. Giles is pictured above, flanked by comedian and host Tim Vine on the left, and the Rt Hon David Mundell MP, the UK Government Scottish Secretary. Pictured below with the trophy are Giles and Jim Cockram, Copernicus Technology's Chairman & Technical Director. Commenting on the Company's success, Huby said:
“As a small company we’ve worked hard to develop better analytics of maintenance data and develop the Ncompass-Voyager testing products and services so that together these technologies reduce our client’s costs and equipment downtime enormously.
“Our expertise across a range of sectors has allowed us to create solutions that are innovative, cost effective and trusted by the growing list of applications that now benefit from it.
“I’m delighted that our work is receiving this recognition and I’m grateful for the hard work and energy that all of our team - most of whom are ex-RAF engineers and aircrew - have put in to achieving our current success and positioning us for further growth.”
Karen Peasnall, of HIE’s business growth team in Moray, added: “The Highlands and Islands region is home to some outstanding businesses that are leaders in their fields. Copernicus Technology is showing what can be done through the development of solutions that are not only helping them grow but improving the competitiveness and reducing costs for their clients. It’s great to see a relatively new company applying innovation in this way and I am delighted at their success in the awards.”