West of Scotland KTP Centre – Current Projects

At any one time the West of Scotland KTP Centre is involved in managing upwards of 40 projects involving our partner institutions and businesses all over Scotland and across the UK. You can find out more about our current projects below.

These partnerships received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme. KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. These projects are funded by the Scottish Funding Council and UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.

     

New Projects

Cambridge Quantum Computing

Cambridge Quantum Computing is a world leading independent quantum computing company that develops architecture-agnostic enterprise quantum solutions to tackle some of industry’s most intriguing challenges.  They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde to embed knowledge of advanced type systems, to enable the creation of a new programming language with a state-of-the-art type system for quantum software, improving productivity and in-house capability, boosting company growth

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.

CYBG Plc

CYBG is a long established independent financial institution, offering a full range of financial
products and services to help people and businesses grow. They are undertaking a KTP with the University of Strathclye to transform their SME service delivery model through platform innovation.

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.

Miros Scotland Ltd

Miros Scotland Ltd. is a trusted provider of reliable ocean surface measurements to some of the world’s largest ship owners, operators and oil companies.  They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, to embed understanding of offshore wind operational drivers/mechanisms, collate advanced real time data and apply analytical capability to support development of an integrated marine coordination decision support system software platform for offshore wind farms.

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.

Current Projects

A.P.&A. Limited

AP&A was established in 1988 and provides technical, brokerage and operational services to the shipping and offshore industries worldwide. Its global office network with highly experienced and qualified marine engineers, naval architects, brokers and consultants allows AP&A to provide tailored and fast solutions to its clients. Its privileged relationship with clients gives AP&A in-depth knowledge of the challenges, requirements and latest developments in shipping companies. They are working with the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering to optimise of ship operations, maintenance, repairs and logistics through application of advanced data analytics, risk and reliability analysis tools and processes.

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.

Aggreko Plc

Aggreko Plc is the leading global provider of modular, mobile power and related solutions, operating in around 100 countries worldwide. They are working with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to apply advanced data analytics and machine learning to maximise reliability, enhance customer experience and inform development of the next generation of mobile power platforms.

arbnco Limited

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.

 

 

 

BiP Solutions Ltd

BiP Solutions Ltd are a leading provider of procurement support and intelligence. They are working with the Computing and Information Sciences department at the University of Strathclyde to embed key technical expertise, principally in the field of data science, in order to enable the development of the next generation of unique business intelligence products and services.

Brightwake Ltd

Brightwake Ltd are leading experts in designing and manufacturing products and dressings for wound care.  They are undertaking a KTP in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering to develop a new generation of Vacuum Therapy device.  The device will incorporate the pumping system and associated electronics into Brightwake’s existing would dressing technology.  The result of this it to make Vacuum Therapy widely available in the community to support the rapidly growing number of patients with long term non-healing wounds.

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.

Cartwright Pickard Architects Ltd

Cartwright Pickard Architects Ltd are a research driven architectural practice that designs and delivers innovative projects with a focus on residential, workplace and educational sectors.  The company are undertaking a second KTP based at the London office, with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) at Glasgow School of Art to develop innovative tools for applying building information modelling and building performance evaluation for application within the build to rent market.

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd

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.

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.

Fathom Systems Limited

Fathom Systems Limited are a commercial diving company which develops systems for saturation diving. They are working with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed machine learning knowledge and expertise to improve diver safety in the global commercial diving industry.

Geckotech Solutions Ltd

Geckotech Solutions Ltd, an Edinburgh based company which specialise in access and examination solutions for areas and environments which are difficult to examine or repair using conventional methods of access are undertaking a second KTP with academics from the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Their project will focus on developing a bespoke IT technology solution incorporating data capture and software to reduce the requirement for manual intervention in the processes of interpreting and highlighting details from visual and infrared images obtained during routine inspections in locations with challenging access.

INEX Works Group

INEX Works Group Ltd provide external grounds maintenance, internal works, winter maintenance (gritting) and ‘civils’ works. They are working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed physical and analytical chemistry knowledge and expertise within the business and develop an industry leading range of high performance and environmentally friendly de-icing solutions.

Innovent Technology Limited

Innovent Technology Limited develop software solutions for the agricultural sector. They are working with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced image/video processing, data analytics and machine learning expertise in the business to both improve the performance of their QSCAN and QBOX systems and enhance animal welfare and farm productivity. This is their second KTP project.

Insight Analytics Solutions

Insight Analytics Solutions provides innovative condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions alongside premium consulting and advisory services for owners, operators and investors of Wind Farms. They are working with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed machine learning knowledge and develop new advanced condition monitoring prognostics software and consultancy.


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.

Jacobs UK Ltd

Jacobs UK Ltd are one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services. Their Glasgow based Highways Operations Division are undertaking a KTP with academics from the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop innovative and sustainable approaches and processes for protecting the water environment during major highway construction.

James Johnston & Co of Elgin Limited

Johnstons of Elgin Ltd are a luxury textile producer operating in the Highlands and Islands for over two centuries. They manufacture and sell luxury textiles globally (clothing, home interiors and accessories) using mainly cashmere from Mongolia and China and merino wool from Australia. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to increase profitability and grow market share, particularly overseas, through introduction of new process modelling, optimisation and control; ultimately reducing product variability and waste.

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.

Lamellar Biomedical Limited

Lamellar Biomedical Limited is a biotechnology company developing new medical products using the capabilities of their proprietary LAMELLASOME™ technology. They are undertaking a project with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to investigate novel formulation and characterisation techniques in the process engineering of LAMELLASOME™ vesicles.

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.

 

Mersen

Mersen, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, design innovative solutions to address its clients’ specific needs and enable them to optimize their manufacturing performance. They are working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to develop and evaluate the performance of Mersen carbon felts as both positive and negative electrodes in an all-vanadium redox flow battery which can be used in medium to large scale energy storage systems.

MW Encap Ltd

MW Encap Ltd, a division of Capsugel Dosage Form Solutions, engages in the contract development and manufacture of pharmaceutical projects using a unique core liquid fill hard capsule (LFHC) technology.  This Livingstone based company is undertaking a KTP with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde to develop new formulation platforms that have the potential to significantly enhance antibiotic efficacy.  This project aims to help address the global health issue of antimicrobial resistance and will focus on adaptations for the treatment of inflammatory diseases in difficult to reach areas of the gastrointestinal tract.

Norscot Joinery Limited

Norscot Joinery Limited, manufacture energy efficient timber frame kit homes, windows and doors, selling to both private clients, homebuilders and architects. They are working with the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced VR visualisation and BIM knowledge in the business, resulting in a virtual showroom software solution for kit home design and offsite manufacture, which may be viewed on a mobile device and can provide semantically rich building information integrated with the 3D representation.

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.

Syngro Limited

Syngro Limited, part of Maru/Syngro is a leading Customer Experience technology company providing next-generation Customer Experience analytics and reporting software to empower enterprises with the customer insight they need to drive profitable action and manage operational performance. They are currently undertaking a project with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to create analytical tools to uncover trends in customer data, focusing on relationships between future financial income and responses to customer experience surveys

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.

The Glass Scribe International

The Glass Scribe International Limited, based in Dingwall, manufacture and import glassware, crystal and ancillary products, selling to retailers of engraved awards, trophies and presentation glassware and crystal.  They are working with the department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed control system and software development knowledge, underpinning the commercialisation of a novel mask manufacturing technology for the commercial glass engraving industry.


TMD Technologies Ltd

TMD Technologies Ltd is a world leading provider of high-tech equipment for radar, EW, communications, EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing and scientific and medical applications. They are undertaking a KTP with the Department of Physics in the University of Strathclyde to develop and commercialise a miniaturised, self-contained, integrated platform for atom cooling within a hand-held package for use in next-generation quantum technologies, such as atomic clocks and derivative applications based on high precision measurement of time.

Turner Iceni

Turner Iceni provide a complete range of integrated renewable energy services and solutions, both onshore and offshore. They are working with the Electronic and Electrical Engineering team at the University of Strathclyde to embed knowledge in wind turbine condition monitoring, failure prediction, and remaining useful life prediction.