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.

With 94% of completed projects achieving or exceeding expectations between 2011 and 2016 and an £8 return for every £1 public money invested it is perhaps not surprising that the programme has enjoyed over 40-years of  history in the UK and has funded in excess of 10,000 projects in that time. 


New Projects

BRS Technology Limited

BRS Technology Limited provide innovate software solutions to the residential and commercial construction and building performance industry. They are undertaking a KTP with the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS to apply deep learning and establish a predictive framework for establishing building "health" within commercial and social housing environments.

Cell Guidance Systems

Cell Guidance Systems develop therapeutic products as well as medical research tools and technologies that expand the possibilities of life science research and medicine. They are undertaking a KTP with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to embed underpinning knowledge of biomaterials and capability in hydrogel engineering and to enable development of bioinks, 3D matrices and functionalised microcarriers.

CYBG Plc

CYBG is a long established independent financial institution, offering a full range of financial
products and services to help people and businesses grow. They are undertaking a KTP with the University of Strathclye to transform their SME service delivery model through platform innovation.

Helia Photonics 

Helia Photonics is a photonics company, specialising in the production of thin film coatings on laser facets, free space optics, fibre ends and semiconductor devices. They are working with the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS to embed advanced robotics and automation design knowledge in order to exploit emerging market opportunities and increase productivity.

IMRANDD

IMRANDD are a business focused multidiscipline group of engineers and oil and gas professionals with broad experience in the management of upstream oil & gas assets. They are working with the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS to apply deep learning to asset integrity management within the Oil and Gas sector, reducing risk and improving operational efficiency.

John Gilbert Architects

John Gilbert Architects is a Scottish design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. They are currently involved in a second project with Glasgow School of Art to embed the knowledge and capability to develop a robust BIM informed design and build process that both considers and informs construction, engineering and design methods.

KEY Facilities Management

KEY Facilities Management are the longest-running facilities management consultancy in the UK.  They are currently working with the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences within UWS on a KTP to apply artificial intelligence, virtualisation technology to develop the next generation of automated facilities management solutions.

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd are one of the world's leading names in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic products and systems used in a broad range of fields and applications. They are working with the Department of Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University to embed understanding of Industrial Internet of Things, predictive and prescriptive analytics, to allow development and implementation of a model for monitoring and optimisation of production processes.

Seric Systems Limited

Seric Systems Limited, an award-winning, agile, technology consultancy and provider, specialising in cyber security and business technology transformation are undertaking a KTP Project with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to develop an automated safeguarding platform to prevent misuse of collaborative platforms used within the education sector.

WCC West Coast Group Ltd

WCC West Coast Group Ltd are a landscaping specialist offering a wide range of services such as Fencing, Decking, Tree work and Garden Design. They are undertaking a KTP with the Business School at UWS to develop an innovative business ecosystem utilising emerging digital solutions, enabling and empowering management to enhance operational efficiency and deliver sustainable business growth.

Current Vacancies

  • Robotic & Automation Systems Engineer (KTP Associate)

    University of the West of Scotland / Helia Photonics Ltd 
    Location: Livingston
    Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum
    Closing Date: 26th May 2019

  • Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

    University of the West of Scotland / Key Facilities Management 
    Location: Doune, Stirling
    Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum, plus £6,000 personal development budget
    Closing Date: 1st May 2019

  • Service Innovation Leader (KTP Associate)

    University of Strathclyde / Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group Ltd (CYBG) 
    Location: Glasgow
    Salary: £28-31.5k, plus £4k personal development budget 
    Closing Date: 5th May 2019

  • Innovation Systems Analyst (KTP Associate)

    University of Strathclyde / Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group Ltd (CYBG) 
    Location: Glasgow
    Salary: £28-31.5k, plus £4k personal development budget 
    Closing Date: 5th May 2019

  • Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

    University of the West of Scotland / BRS Technology Ltd
    Location: Glasgow
    Salary: £28,500 to £33,500 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget
    Closing Date: 28th April 2019