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. 

What’s it like working as a KTP Associate?

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a KTP Associate?

Find out in this fantastic account given by our former Associate Agnieszka Bachleda-Baca who has recently completed her KTP project with arbnco and the University of Strathclyde.  

Spartan’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership for asset management, PROPHES

Read more about our exciting KTP project with Spartan Solutions Ltd in this blog from our Associate Max Ledlie.  Max highlights his role in the project and how the KTP scheme will be used to develop himself professionally.  A great read!

New Projects

Biotangents Limited

Biotangents Limited are specialists in Veterinary Diagnostics and are designing the next generation of molecular diagnostics equipment for vets and labs. It is estimated that livestock diseases cost the UK economy £1bn per year with similar impacts on livestock farming worldwide. To help tackle this problem, Biotangents have developed Moduleic Sensing to provide fast, accurate results from point-of-care diagnostics. This KTP with the Bioengineering Department at the University of Strathclyde seeks to build on the Moduleic Sensing  platform by integrating Electrochemical sensing technology to further improve performance and extend the range of applications. This project will further enhance Biotangents reputation and help accelerate the deployment of Moduleic Sensing into their target markets.

Crear Space to Create Ltd


Crear Space to Create - As an inspirational working space with accommodation, Crear & the arts charity space to create connects individuals & organisations across the arts worldwide through innovative residencies & collaborations, including writers retreats, masterclasses, recordings & public concerts. Their KTP is to deliver a strategic and adaptive business model and business development project.


EventMAP's core business is in providing tools and expertise to help their clients (academic and non academic) solve their most complex scheduling problems. Their tools offer interactive activity planning, space planning, resource management, timetabling and scheduling capabilities that optimise and reduce the cost of these activities for clients. They are working with the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop an automated occupancy assessment approach to facilitate the embedding of innovative data gathering and modelling strategies within EventMAP’s core OPTIME software platform.

JWF Process Solutions Ltd

JWF Process Solutions Ltd., formed in 1962, is one of the biggest independent suppliers of measurement and instrumentation equipment in the UK. They are working with Departments of Management Science, and Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, to support business model transition from sensor supply, to provision of a software-based data and information service sales solution, by embedding operational capability and management expertise, enabling future growth through efficient implementation and execution of business improvement processes.

Perceptive Engineering

Perceptive Engineering Limited was formed to improve the efficiency of complex manufacturing and treatment processes, using robust and powerful statistical tools, combined with leading-edge academic thinking. PEL are a team of experienced control engineers, used by companies around the world to meet the manufacturing challenges of the future. Their KTP is to develop machine learning techniques embedded within the software offering, which will reduce the domain expertise level required by users to implement predictive maintenance systems, greatly increasing process efficiencies.


Scotbio provide clean and natural solutions for food, cosmetics, textiles and pharmaceuticals. Using biotech, they are able to reshape what’s possible- by creating all-natural colourants, plant-based proteins and nutritional ingredients at practically any scale. Thanks to their patented indoor GMP production process, they’re meeting unparalleled standards of purity, safety and consistency – every single day of the year. Their KTP is looking to embed expertise in chemical and process engineering, shortening time to market for products and helping to automate key processes. They are looking to utilise data science techniques to intensify production with sophisticated monitoring and control solutions.

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