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

Symphonic Software Ltd

Symphonic Software Ltd is a software development company focused on meeting the emerging need for sharing data inside and outside organisations quickly and securely. They are working with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde on the application of automated reasoning algorithms to enhance the security, performance and compliance of information-sharing systems in both the public and private sector.

Fisher Services Ltd

Fisher Services Ltd are the second largest independent laundry company in the UK and a market leader in Scotland who deliver a range of services which include the rental, washing, drying and ironing of textiles that meet the requirements from general hotel linen to specialised industrial cleanroom garments.  This company is undertaking a KTP with the University of Strathclyde Business School, which will be based at the company’s new headquarters and state of the art factory site in Coatbridge, Glasgow, to develop a new capability to de-commoditise textile products by making them smarter and higher quality through the adoption of an optimised RFID tracking system in the linen provision and laundry service industry.

Linell Renewables Ltd

Linell Renewables Ltd are part of the Linell Group and specialise in the development of tidal energy conversion devices.They are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed advanced numercial modelling and simulation expertise, underpinning the development of the next generation of large-scale vertical axis tidal turbine.

AP&A Ltd

AP&A Ltd provide technical, brokerage and operational services to the shipping and offshore industries worldwide. They are working with the Department Of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to optimise ship operations, maintenance, repairs and logistics through application of advanced data analytics, risk and reliability analysis tools and processes.

Lumen Research

Lumen Research Ltd is an innovative ‘attention technology’ company, using eye-tracking technology to measure the salience and engagement of visual communications by tracking a viewer's gaze point (location, duration, pattern etc). They are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed machine learning expertise and develop a software tool for predicting a viewer’s likely response to a range of visual communications (adverts).

Current Vacancies

  • Process Analyst - KTP Associate

    KTP Associate with The University of Strathclyde and Long Lane Deliveries Ltd (based in Bellshill, near Glasgow). Salary up to £30,000 per annum plus £4,000 personal development budget. Closing Date 17th March. 2017.