Evidence that The University of Manchester turned down an opportunity to collaborate
in the development of Latent Power Turbines

- But only after it established that the research fraud whistleblower, Bill Courtney had links to the project

 

You may be able to verify that the following email correspondence with Manchester University took place using the Freedom of Information Act.

However, previous experience suggests that the University has a tendency to evade the Act.

 

 

 Correspondence begins

From: Dick West

To: Bill Courtney

Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 12:23 PM

Subject: Fw: Potential R&D project

 

Bill,

Here's the "No" from Manchester.

Dick

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Heather White

To: Dick West

Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 12:00 PM

Subject: RE: Potential R&D project

 

Dear Dick,

 

Sorry for the delay in responding to you. I can only speak for UMIP, who are the body which would be involved in the commercial terms for IP belonging to the University, and not for the University on this matter. However, I believe it is unlikely that the University would enter into such a collaborative project as it is my understanding that previous collaborative R&D involving Bill Courtney resulted in a dispute between the parties.

 

I wish you well in your search for a suitable partner.

 

Regards,

Heather

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick West
Sent: 16 October 2006 11:49
To: Heather White
Subject: Fw: Potential R&D project

 

Heather

Any comment from Manchester, or

likely timescale for decisions ??

Thanks

Dick West

----- Original Message -----

From: Dick West

To: Heather White

Cc: Bill Courtney

Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 7:54 PM

Subject: Re: Potential R&D project

 

Heather,

Thanks for responding. Bill Courtney (Cheshire Innovation) started the project,

but the relationship with a University (undertaking the R&D project) will be with

a new UK-registered Limited Company being established to own the IPR and

Licensing rights to the relavant technology. This new Company will, at least

in the project early stages, be managed by myself.

Let me know if you need more detail.

Thanks and regards,

Dick West

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Heather White

To: Dick West

Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 5:00 PM

Subject: RE: Potential R&D project

 

Dear Dick,

 

I saw this today passed on from Phil. I see from the attachment that the technology is developed by Cheshire Innovation, would any collaborative arrangement for further research therefore be with them, and if so, who specifically is the inventor?

 

Kind Regards,

Heather

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick West  
Sent: 09 October 2006 16:49
To: Heather White
Subject: Fw: Potential R&D project

 

Heather,

Phil Galvin has given me your email contact address.

We are looking for a University department to undertake an R&D

project relating to our Latent Heat recovery ideas (please see attached)

After correspondence (see below), Phil has directed us to you.

Can you help ??

Grateful if you can respond asap, as we are struggling to keep this

project in the NW.

Thanks,

Dick West