Transferring smart garment technology to the Space Sector (17/28)

CompanyKymira Ltd, University of Reading

Location: Reading

Company Description: Founded in 2013 at the renowned Science and Technology Labs of the University of Reading, KYMIRA are establishing themselves as innovators in the smart garment industry. Through their sportswear brand, KYMIRA Sport, the company is bringing its technologies to market and reinvesting revenue in continued R&D. The company’s first commercialisation was their KYnergy® Infrared Technology which harnesses your wasted energy and recycles it back to your muscles, super charging your cells, improving performance and accelerating recovery.

Looking ahead to the future, KYMIRA are constantly refining their KYnergy® Infrared Technology and expanding the range of products that they use it in. Medical, military and defence and even space exploration applications are being trialled.

Beyond this, they’re investing heavily in smart textile technology to create the smart clothing of tomorrow for a cleaner, safer and healthier planet.

Project Description: KYMIRA is offering one SPINtern the opportunity to work with them on an exciting two-part project that includes furthering the use of their current technologies and the development of their cutting-edge R&D in the space industry. The initial focus will be based domestically in the UK, with phase 2 considering wider space agencies and private companies abroad:

  • UK Space Agency
    1. Introduce KYMIRA’s infrared technology to human space flight
    2. Conduct research for smart garment use in space and co-ordinate feedback
  • 2) Other Space Agencies and Private Companies
    1. Introduce KYMIRA’s infrared technology to human space flight
    2. Conduct research for smart garment use in space and co-ordinate feedback

Over a period of 8-12 weeks, you will work closely with KYMIRA’s CEO and CTO on the above project. Performance will also be assessed and may result in a formal job offer at the end of the placement.

Student Specification:

  • Applications open to any degree programme

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Confident
  • Quick thinking
  • Eloquent
  • Keen interest in science and technology
  • Preferably (but not compulsory) a good level of biological knowledge (up to A-level or further)
  • Hard working

The Nitty Gritty:

Start no later than 27 June. (Induction Day will be at Harwell on 26 June.) £1,000 pcm.

Closing Date for Applications: 7 May 2017. Applications will be through the online form attaching a CV, before the closing date. They will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the employer.

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