"This twenty-year partnership under your academic leadership has revolutionised Provita Eurotech and has been instrumental in enhancing the size and international reputation of the company”Operations Director, Provita Eurotech Ltd
What impact did it make?
A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY
Provita Eurotech Ltd has now become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded, sustainable products for bovine digital dermatitis.
The company's products have improved the wellbeing of millions of cattle across the world, with the footbath product having been used on over 41 million cow passes globally, greatly reducing the instances of lameness among herds.
The product is increasingly being seen as a more environmentally friendly alternative to previous treatments for bovine digital dermatitis, copper sulphates and formalin, which have environmental issues as contaminates that can cause harm to crops, livestock and humans.
The twenty-year partnership between Queen’s University and Provita has had a number of mutual benefits, not least in advancing the reputation of the company in identifying and implementing research based solutions to the most prevalent bovine diseases. The partnership has shown the benefit of academia and industry working closely together for mutual benefit, identifying opportunities early, and working together to bring suitable products to market.
Queen’s partnership with Provita Eurotech Ltd has developed for over 20 years and has seen the company launch over 20 new products.
Provita Eurotech Ltd is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded, sustainable products for bovine digital dermatitis.
Impact related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about Queen’s University’s commitment to nurturing a culture of sustainability and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research and education.
- SDG 15 - Life on land
- SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Impacting in Countries/Regions
School/InstituteSchool of Pharmacy
- Intelligent manufacturing and service delivery
- Sustainable environments and agri-food systems