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

BioClavis

BioClavis is a Glasgow-based personalised diagnostics spin-out of BioSpyder Technologies. They leverage the proprietary TempO-Seq transcriptomic/genomic platform technology, capable of efficiently analysing large cohorts with customisable biomarker panels of tens to thousands of genes, quickly and inexpensively. Therefore, they’re enabling the full promise and clinical utility of ‘omic testing to deliver cost-effective care for individual patients in coordination with and context of the practical realities in today’s healthcare systems. TempO-Seq has critical usability features, controls, and does not require specialised instrumentation, ideal for expansion into the clinic. These strengths – in concert with centralised patient samples, clinical research partners, and economic decision making – allow accelerating content discovery, product development and adoption of a new generation of cost-disruptive precision medicine testing worldwide. Their KTP is to deliver cost-effective molecular diagnostics for patients in coordination with, and in context of, the practical realities of today’s healthcare systems.

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.

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. 

Clyde Travel

Clyde Travel - Since 1989, Clyde Travel Management have been providing personalised travel solutions to corporate, marine and offshore sectors and have been recognised as Scotland’s Best Independent Travel Agent on 5 occasions since 2010. This KTP with Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde looks to enhance this service by developing a smart Decision Support System (DSS) to aid with operational planning and managing customer requests. The DSS will enable Clyde Travel to become more agile and better respond to their customer base while also helping manage staff workloads, leading to a leaner, more efficient operation. Success in this KTP will ensure Clyde Travel continues to provide an industry leading service and has the operational tools in place to support further growth into new markets and territories.

 

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.

Peak NDT

Peak NDT is a high end technology company specialising in the development, manufacture and support of multichannel and phased array ultrasound controllers for use in the Non-Destructive Testing industries.

With it’s particular expertise in ultrasonics, Peak also provides consultancy services, including feasibility studies, technique development and ultrasonic inspection modelling. Their KTP is to embed expertise in focal law calculator development to allow Peak NDT to develop and create an innovative, sophisticated NDT capability.

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.

Precision Tooling Services

Precision Tooling Services in Ayrshire provides a manufacturing facility for machined components for a range of customers within the Aerospace, Automotive, Renewables and Oil & Gas industries. They have been established for over 25 years and are located in the aerospace park at Prestwick airport. Precision Tooling Services offers unique toolroom services and the opportunity for manufacturing companies to have their components precision manufactured in various materials either from solid or, alternatively, investment or sand cast in various materials and final machined, all managed and controlled within the same company. Their KTP will Develop and embed expertise in electrochemical machining (ECM) to deliver enhanced capability of precision component manufacture for the aerospace, automotive and renewable energy sectors.

Qumodo

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.

TrainFX Limited

TrainFX Limited is a UK based rail technology company specialising in bespoke, turn-key and fully integrated on-train solutions, incorporating - passenger information system, seat sensors, crew comms, CCTV, call for assistance and passenger counting on both retro fit and new-build trains. This gives operators the best possible passenger experience and gives the operators the ability to analyse and monitor passenger and fleet activity, creating valuable insights which translate to dramatic improvements in service efficiency and passenger satisfaction. The KTP will develop and commercialise an autonomous, interactive and intelligent robot (rover) system offering mobile and personalised, real-time support to train travellers.

Current Projects

Aggreko

Aggreko is the global leader in supply of temporary power generation equipment and of temperature control equipment. It is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. This KTP project will embed capability in analytics at ‘the edge,’ enabling remote monitoring of field assets in remote locations with machine learning models.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SVGC

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.

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.

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.