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.

New Projects

Circosense Ltd

CircoSense Ltd design and manufacture smart controls for commercial hot water heating systems as found in schools, hotels, hospitals, council buildings, retirement homes, retail spaces etc. They are working with the Department of Computer Science at the University of the West of Scotland to apply big data analytics and advanced machine learning theory to the development of the next generation of smart controls for commercial hot water systems.

CO2 Estates Limited

CO2 Estates Limited provide cloud-based software, Carbon Estates, for the energy performance management of commercial property portfolios, enabling users to see their entire property portfolio's energy performance and drill down to the individual property level. They are working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced building energy modelling expertise with the business, enhancing current software product and service offerings for large estate energy management and accelerating business growth both in the UK and Internationally.

Ability Matters Group

Ability Matters Group Ltd, with its headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, is a leading supplier of both products and services which enhance the lives of individuals who require devices to improve their mobility and accessibility.  As the main service provider of prosthetic lower limbs to the NHS in England, this company is undertaking a KTP with the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering to develop innovative methods of measuring post-operative dimensions of lower limb amputees which will be used to enhance prosthetic fit, comfort and performance of prosthetic lower limbs.  The University of Strathclyde is recognised for its research in evaluating prosthetic shape capture methods and is currently one of the two UK providers of a degree course for training professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics.  The University of Strathclyde is unique in holding a Category 1 accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.


The European Marine Energy Centre

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the first and only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities. EMEC are working with the Energy Systems Research Unit within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde on the development of a Technology Assessment Process (TAP) as an integrated evaluation and development pathway for early stage wave & tidal technology developers, contributing to the significant technical and commercial de-risking of technology development and ensuring a more focused development pathway.