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

AB Vista

AB Vista, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods is a pioneer in product development for the animal feed industry.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.  The KTP project will focus on developing ways to abolish antibiotic consumption in animal feeds by developing novel nano-delivery systems incorporating bioactive lipids and peptides.  The aim is to support effective antimicrobial stewardship to reduce antibiotic resistance in the food chain without compromising animal welfare.

arbnco Limited (KTP11060)

arbnco Ltd are a Glasgow company providing cloud-based software for the energy performance management of commercial property portfolios.  They provide solutions for reducing energy consumption and improving energy performance of buildings.  The company are undertaking their second KTP project with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to automate measurements and collate near real-time building performance date via an IoT platform.  This data will be used to develop and commercialise e-services for deployment in buildings to enhance the services currently offered for large estate facilities management.

Bird.i Ltd

Bird.i Ltd curate earth observation imagery acquired from satellites, drones and airborne imaging assets.  They process and utilise this imagery to provide insights via an imaging services which provides on-line access to up to date quality images for virtually any location on earth.  This provides users with visualisation solutions to inspect, monitor and risk-assess their physical assets.  Bird.i are undertaking a KTP project with the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences.  The project aims to apply novel technologies, including unsupervised machine learning and similarity search, to enable the extraction of features and enhanced detection of changes detectable with earth observation imagery.

Buddi Ltd

Buddi Ltd supply a service combining wearable electronic monitoring equipment with web-based users interfaces that enable a third party to monitor the position and status of an individual.  They will be working with the Faculty of Science at the University of Strathclyde on a 36 month KTP project to develop durable, sensitive, low cost wearable sensors for remote monitoring of individuals at risk.

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (KTP 11146)

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global (CST Global) are a volume-producer of III-V compound semiconductors for the fabrication of photonics products. They provide a custom foundry service, as well as designing and manufacturing a range of high-volume, standard laser products for the optical communications markets from their manufacturing facility in Glasgow.  They will be undertaking their fourth KTP project with the University of Glasgow, working with the School of Engineering, to develop computer modelling, characterisation test and verification for the design of high speed lasers.

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.

Loretto Care

Loretto Care, part of the Wheatley Group, provide care and support services to people across western and central Scotland who are experiencing complex issues in their day to day lives.  Their support services are designed to help vulnerable people to live fulfilled lives either within their own homes, care homes or in various types of supported accommodation.  Loretto Care are undertaking a KTP with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School of Art to develop a unique, innovative interactive application for use as an educational tool to prepare young people and vulnerable people living in social housing to become sustainable housing tenants.


MODO Systems Ltd

MODO Systems Ltd, based in Glasgow, have developed a cloud based software platform which enables users to organise their digital files and attachments.  Their current services is focussed on gathering up digital files across different platforms (online accounts, fire-store clouds, e.mail) and different devices such as PC, tablet or phone.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed machine learning expertise into the company and develop their next generation digital content management platform.

Oak Tree Inn

Oak Tree Inn is a family business based on the route of the West Highland Way, with B&B accommodation for 90 guests, a restaurant, bar, village shop and coffee shop with ice cream parlour.  Oak Tree Inn are undertaking a KTP project with the University of the West of Scotland, School of Business and Enterprise.  The project aims to embed strategic planning and decision making expertise, informed by advanced management information systems, to drive business expansion and resilience.

Stream Technologies Ltd

Stream Technologies Ltd design and develop end to end wireless connectivity for M2M (machine to machine) devices.  This Glasgow based company will be undertaking a 2nd KTP project with the Glasgow Caledonian University’s Department of Engineering and Built Environment to develop new methods of real-time security monitoring of the internet of things (IoT).  This will be undertaken using Deep Learning and Random Neural Networks (RNN) to address security and privacy of data, a prime concerns in today’s IoT.

Current Vacancies

  • Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

    Syngro Ltd in partnership with the University of Strathclyde
    Location: Livingston, West Lothian 
    Salary: £32-£36k + £4k personal development budget
    Closing Date:13th August 2018