The Wessex Institute of Technology is located in a national park in England. It is a research institute which offers higher degrees. The Wessex Institute of Technology, or WIT, was established in 1986 by Professor Carlos Brebbia and he is also the chairman. There are fourteen board of Directors for WIT, as well.
The aim of Wessex is to develop a series of mechanisms in which knowledge can be transferred. In particular, the transfer of different information between professional users in the industry and academics. This is achieved through three main areas of activities which are known as research, conferences, and publishing. The research programs are funded by organizations in industry and research. There is an annual award given out during the Wessex Institute conference program, which is known as the Prigogine Medal, which was established in the memory of Ilya Prigogine. Ilya Prigogine received a Noble Prize in Chemistry. The Prigogine Medal is annually awarded since 2004. There are 25 conferences held each year in many different locations. The Conference Program is continually growing. It serves as a medium for the aim of Wessex, which is to develop a series of knowledge transfer mechanisms. The publishing service of Wessex is known as WIT Press. WIT Press publishes Conference Proceedings and journals, as well as specialized works. The Conference Proceedings are published on the internet in what is known as the WIT Press eLibrary. The WIT Press eLibrary contains over 30,000 papers, all of which are peer reviewed. These papers are open access and there are papers from 1993 all of the way to 2016.