Creating Impact through Innovation

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping business to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. KTP is funded by Innovate UK with 12 other funding organisations.

Latest News

National KTP Week: Events in Glasgow

 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of the longest-running business support programmes and the week commencing 3rd November 2014 has been designated ‘National KTP Week’ to provide a focus for KTP-related activity. Glasgow Caledonian University will be holding an event as part of National KTP Week, click HERE for more information. 

Scottish Canals and GCU team up to boost canal tourism

 Scottish Canals and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have partnered up to develop ambitious plans to bring visitors to Scotland's canals through the development of new community, visitor attraction and business opportunities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Inverness.

What businesses think of KTP

UK Whitegoods finds KTP invaluable

In May 2010 UK Whitegoods embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of the West of Scotland. Working with the School of Computing they are seeking to move from a basic data driven web portal to a knowledge driven white goods ecosystem. UK Whitegoods Managing Director, Kenneth Watt, shares his view on the progress made to date

New Projects


 For 40 years HurleyPalmerFlatt has provided design and construction support of many critical engineering projects including data centres, trading buildings, hospitals and energy centres. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced hybrid energy systems simulation within the company to drive business growth.

Enewall Ltd

Enewall have been developing their own polymer based render and along with their stone aggregate products have a strong and recognised brand in the market place. They are currently working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced polymer chemistry expertise with supporting analysis tools and techniques and develop the next generation of advanced renders.

W.H. Tildesley Ltd

 W.H. Tildesley Ltd is a 150 year old Midlands based forging company. The company is still family-owned and run by the fourth generation in today's Managing Director John Tildesley. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced forging knowledge in the business in order to deliver business growth.

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