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

Alphasense

Alphasense has established a reputation as a reliable source for a wide range of gas sensor technologies. The Company supplies high quality Oxygen,CO2, toxic and flammable Gas sensors to many of the world’s leading industrial OEMs. They are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to embed knowledge of linear variable filter and miniaturised infrared spectrometry technology to support design and launch of a new range of optical sensor systems that can detect and speciate Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), to monitor indoor air quality and emissions from industrial plants.

BiP Solutions Ltd

BiP Solutions Ltd are a leading provider of procurement support and intelligence. They are working with the Computing and Information Sciences department at the University of Strathclyde to embed key technical expertise, principally in the field of data science, in order to enable the development of the next generation of unique business intelligence products and services.

Eureka Solutions

Eureka Solutions are specialist providers and developers of business management solutions that give you the power to run your business more effectively and more efficiently. They are currently undertaking a KTP project with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop rapid automated software systems integration solutions that will underpin agile flexible business processes.

Golden Casket

Golden Casket is one of the largest and most innovative confectionery specialists in the UK and are owners of the ‘Millions’ brand along with £onepounders. The Company are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to develop the capability and understanding to implement app development, database management, data mining and business intelligence informed decision making to improve customer engagement, marketing and sales.

Halo Communications Ltd

Halo Communications Ltd provide voice, data, and IT services to small and medium businesses and deliver infrastructure projects across the UK.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the University of the West of Scotland, School of Engineering and Computing.  The project aims to apply advanced cloud based data warehousing, machine learning and cloud/mobile technologies to streamline operations, enhance Halo’s service offering and underpin future business expansion.

Intrallect Ltd

Intrallect targets growing software markets to provide e-learning and digital transformation solutions to government agencies, private and education sectors. They are undertaking a KTP project with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. The KTP project will focus on developing global standard compliant solutions in the food and non-food supply chain markets that deliver ethical and verified processes and give access to the global supply chain markets for producers across the world.

Lamellar Biomedical Limited

Lamellar Biomedical Limited is a biotechnology company developing new medical products using the capabilities of their proprietary LAMELLASOME™ technology. They are undertaking a project with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to investigate novel formulation and characterisation techniques in the process engineering of LAMELLASOME™ vesicles.

Mersen

Mersen, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, design innovative solutions to address its clients’ specific needs and enable them to optimize their manufacturing performance. They are working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to develop and evaluate the performance of Mersen carbon felts as both positive and negative electrodes in an all-vanadium redox flow battery which can be used in medium to large scale energy storage systems.

Novosound Limited

Novosound Limited are the first spin-out company to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The team is made up of scientific, technical and commercial experts in ultrasound technology. They are undertaking a project with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to embed thin film design and optimisation capability in support of a new generation of advanced ultrasonic sensors.

Scottish Power Energy Networks

Scottish Power Energy Networks transmit, distribute and connect electricity to and from 3.5 million homes and businesses over their network, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde to develop the capability and knowledge to implement a strategic change in how innovation is applied and handled; to create a cultural change within the company, accelerate the implementation of new innovations, increase value to customers, and improve business sustainability.

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.

TMD Technologies Ltd

TMD Technologies Ltd is a world leading provider of high-tech equipment for radar, EW, communications, EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing and scientific and medical applications. They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Physics in the University of Strathclyde to develop and commercialise a miniaturised, self-contained, integrated platform for atom cooling within a hand-held package for use in next-generation quantum technologies, such as atomic clocks and derivative applications based on high precision measurement of time.

Current Vacancies

  • Innovation Coordinator and Change Manager (KTP Associate)

    University of Strathclyde in partnership with Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN)
    Location: Hamilton (South Lanarkshire)
    Salary: £27k-£34k plus £5k development budget
    Closing Date: 11th November 2018

  • Optical Technologist (KTP Associate)

    University of the West of Scotland in partnership with Alphasense
    Location: Company based in Essex
    Salary: Up to £30,000 (plus £4,000 training budget)
    Closing Date: Sunday 11th November 2018