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

Bosch Rexworth

Bosch Rexroth supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world with its cutting edge technology and unique industry knowledge. More than 32,000 employees worldwide work on safe, efficient, intelligent and powerful solutions. For example, they help in the economical production of small batch sizes or save energy while simultaneously raising productivity. They have undertaken a KTP project to generate a new range of radial piston motors, able to collect and analyse real time performance data using IoT and predictive data analytics. The resulting advanced decision support system will enable the diagnostic monitoring of equipment in harsh environments. 

Elite Contract Furniture

Elite Contract Furniture are an established, third generation manufacturer of mattresses, divan bases, headboards and soft furnishings and are one of only a handful of bed manufacturers remaining in Scotland.  They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde, to develop, implement and operationalise a novel business model for Elite, the Product Service System (PSS). This will lead to a Business Process Excellence Framework, increased operational productivity, and an embedded capability in Business Process Engineering and product design re-engineering.

ICR Integrity

ICR Integrity are experts in pipeline and structural maintenance, integrity, corrosion and repair solutions. They are working with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop, deploy and embed capability in predictive analytics for pipework corrosion within their Asset Integrity Management (AIM) platform, to provide a more robust and efficient service, creating a step change in the approach to reliability-based inspection (RBI) in the Oil & Gas industry.

Leonardo MW Ltd

Leonardo MW Ltd, with six UK sites, is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence.  Their Southampton site designs, manufactures and supports high performance cooled IR detectors.  They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde, to embed capability in product lifecycle, project, and engineering management, and integrate this within existing processes to implement a robust design and manufacturing process for cooled infrared detectors that will translate to increased productivity, improved yield and business growth.

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.

Process Systems Enterprise Ltd

Process Systems Enterprise Ltd. is the world leading supplier of Advanced Process Modelling (APM) technology and related model-based engineering services to the process industries.  They are undertaking a KTP with the CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub at the University of Strathclyde, to develop and commercialise enhanced software, encompassing industrial workflows for the application of a user-friendly mechanistic modelling toolkit, to enable clients to digitally design and operate their pharmaceutical drug substance manufacturing processes, thus optimising production.

Qumodo Limited

Qumodo launched in 2016 with the goal of making the world a safer place. They are undertaking a KTP to develop and commercialise an image Location Identification Classifier (LoID) to match large volumes of images, based on scene and location content, through computer vision and machine learning. This will give Qumodo a unique product, driving company growth through a market disruptive technology.

Rumbol Products

Rumbol Products are a manufacturer specialising in the production of sustained release trace element and vitamin ruminant boluses. They are undertaking their second KTP with the Pure and Applied Chemistry Department at the University of Strathclyde to embed powder and material expertise within the business, enabling the creation of new products.


SVGC offer a broad spectrum of support to help resolve it’s clients most challenging issues. Originally founded to provide support to the Ministry of Defence and the defence industry, their services are increasingly in demand from other government departments, commercial organisations and the nuclear sector. They have received KTP funding to develop and commercialise a platform for digital sensitivity review of public records, to automatically highlight potential sensitivities through information retrieval, text analytics and machine learning. The subsequent embedded knowledge will give SVGC a unique product development capability, driving company growth.

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