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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odour and Dust Solutions

Odour and Dust Solutions is a professional odour control and dust control company providing solutions throughout the UK, their products are used in a number of sectors including the recycling, quarrying and demolition industries. They are working with the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS to transfer the capability to develop a sustainable industrial platform for the production of algae-based remediation and
odour control products.

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.

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.


Vascutek 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.

Current Vacancies

  • Mobile Developer - KTP Associate

    University of the West of Scotland / Golden Casket Ltd
    Location: Greenock, Scotland
    Salary: Up to £30,000 (plus £4,000 training budget)
    Closing Date: 22nd January 2019