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 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.

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.

Datum Electronics Limited

Datum Electronics develops, produces and sells innovative torque & shaft power measurement solutions. They are undertaking a KTP with the Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering team at the University of Strathclyde to develop the expertise and capability in high fidelity engine modelling techniques and data analytics based on ship-board instantaneous shaft torque measurements, to create an integrated decision support system for marine engine condition assessment.

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 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.

Terumo Aortic

Terumo Aortic is a world leader in the design and manufacture of implantable medical devices. They are currently undertaking a third KTP project with the University of Strathclyde to embed expertise and understanding of the properties and chemistry of gelatin, to allow design and implementation of efficient, optimised product manufacturing processes, enabling future exploitation of new clinical opportunities.

Touch-less Hygiene UK Ltd

Touch-less Hygiene UK Ltd, trading as Sanondaf, specialise in advanced disinfection and
decontamination services to help eradicate micro-organisms and infections that can cause health issues in everyday life for people and animals. They are currently undertaking a KTP project with UWS to embed engineering and microbiology expertise to facilitate the design, development, testing and launch of the next generation of microbial disinfection and decontamination technology.

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.

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