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.

New Projects

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.

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.

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.

Whittaker Engineering (Stonehaven) Limited

Whittaker Engineering (Stonehaven) Limited (WEL) design, supply and support components and equipment for the marine and offshore industries. They are working with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed electrical power engineering expertise and launch a new generation of grid connected Stirling engine platforms providing power smoothing for distributed renewable energy power generation.

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.

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.

Current Projects

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.

 

Alconbury Weston Ltd

Alconbury Weston Ltd is an innovative micro SME supplying continuous crystallisers / reactors to the pharmaceutical industry. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop and optimise a continuous filtration, washing and drying system. The University are providing pharmaceutical and engineering and process modelling expertise.

Brightwake Ltd (KTP#2)

Brightwake Ltd are working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, Department of Biomedical Engineering on a 24 month KTP to develop a novel medical device for use in the intensive care treatment of patients with sepsis.  The technology will have the dual function of removing and exchanging plasma while also removing cytokines from the resultant blood product prior to reinfusion.

Broady Flow Control

Broady Flow Control is one of the leading valve manufacturing companies in the world. They manufacture and produce high quality products for a wide range of applications in both commercial and defense sectors. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) expertise and develop a ASME I certified valve design.

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.

CCRS Brokers Limited

CCRS Brokers Limited are general insurance brokers providing commercial broking services to SME businesses across the UK. They are working with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow to develop an industry leading peer-to-peer (P2P) commercial insurance service offering to accelerate business growth and facilitate overseas expansion.

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.

Codeplay Software Ltd

Codeplay Software Ltd are experts in advanced optimizing technologies, compilers and programmable graphics. They have been providing acceleration solutions that optimize performance for graphics semiconductor designers and AAA game developers since 1999. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed video codec expertise, enabling the company to exploit market opportunities within the mobile device marketplace.

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd ( KTP#3)

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd, based in Hamilton, are a semiconductor foundry and service provider who specialise in the design, development and manufacture of discrete and integrated lll-V opto-electronic devices.  They are working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow on a 24 month KTP project to deliver the growth of Indium Phosphide (InP) by metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) for producing high yield photonic integrated circuits.  This technology will be applied in telecoms up to 400Gb/s (Giga bit per second) Ethernet systems in data centres.

Doble PowerTest

Doble PowerTest offers a team of highly experienced engineering specialists who provide solutions for electrical apparatus condition assessment of high-voltage substation and generator plants, including motor, rotating plant, switchgear, transformer, cable, and network equipment. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Build Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop the capability of ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) for diagnostic condition assessment of generators, motors and cables to support the power generation industry.

Education and Municipal Equipment

Education and Municipal Equipment Ltd (EME Furniture), a furniture manufacturer located in Sanquhar, South West Scotland is a company focussed on the design and manufacture of functional, high quality education furniture products. They have partnered with the University of the West of Scotland on a 24 month KTP project working with the Department of Engineering and Computing and the School of Science and Sport to optimise the company’s factory relocation, redesign the factory layout using lean manufacturing principles and to develop a capability for new innovative manufacturing methods and processes within the new production facility aiding new product development.

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.

Geckotech Solutions Ltd

Geckotech Solutions Ltd has been supplying clients with access engineering solutions since 2006. Working from our office in Edinburgh the company provides specialist access services to clients including industrial rope access, confined space entry and the installation of temporary working platforms such as tension netting systems. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop novel image systems for use in tunnel and shaft safety inspections. 

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.

James Howden & Company Ltd

James Howden & Company, trading as Howden Process Compressors, design, manufacture and supply Process Screw Compressor Systems for process gas applications and high efficiency Turbo Blowers and Compressors for combustion air and process aeration. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University on control system design to enhance compressor operational performance.

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.

Long Lane Deliveries Ltd

Long Lane Deliveries Ltd provide temperature controlled collection and delivery services throughout the UK via a fleet of HGVs and LGVs. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to Streamline of operations through application of emerging business process modelling & optimisation expertise, knowledge management and operational excellence tools and techniques.

National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a UK government-owned, commercially operated nuclear services technology provider covering the whole of the nuclear fuel cycle. They are currently working with the department of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed hybrid modelling approaches using advanced data-fusion methodologies to process analysis, including scale-up techniques for translation of laboratory experiment based models to manufacturing processes.

NovaBiotics Ltd

NovaBiotics Ltd is an award winning clinical stage speciality biotechnology company, based in Aberdeen, which designs and develops first in class anti-infective and anti-fungal preparations targeted at unmet clinical conditions.  Their KTP partnership with Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde will transfer essential pharmaceutical formulation knowledge and expertise to develop new formulations which involve Novamycin, a proprietary novel antifungal agent developed by NovaBiotics, into different product treatments which can be delivered in a patient friendly format to enable a rapid cure of oral thrush (Oropharyngeal candidiasis).

Paisley South Housing Association

Paisley South Housing Association are a developer of new affordable housing and a Registered Social Landlord with over 1200 homes for rent. Their subsidiary Paisley South Property Services factors 301 properties. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to deliver a new framework for provision of online services, leading to improvements in customer service, occupancy rates, internal operational efficiency and supply chain engagement.

PAL Technologies Ltd

Since 2001 PAL Technologies has been providing support from its headquarters in Glasgow to more than 200 institutions worldwide. Many of the researchers and clinicians utilising PAL’s devices are investigating the correlation between physical behaviours and chronic disease to help inform treatment interventions and chronic disease risk. They are currently working with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop free-living, patient-centred gait training tools for deployment at home and in the community.

Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd

Peak Scientific are a world-renowned hydrogen generator and nitrogen generator supplier. Their range of products includes the Genius, Infinity and Precision generators, which are small to large scale nitrogen and hydrogen gas systems for the Gas Chromatography and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry markets. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to help Peak Scientific to develop it's next generation of Genius Nitrogen generators using state-of-the art computational fluid dynamics and design optimisation.

Peak Scientific Ltd (KTP#2)

Peak Scientific are a world-renowned hydrogen and nitrogen laboratory gas generator supplier. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to develop the next generation of hydrogen cell for use in the company's range of Hydrogen generators.

QTS Group Ltd

QTS Group Ltd provides an extensive range of infrastructure services to major organisations across the Rail, Utilities, Construction and Public sectors. They are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to develop an improved design technique for rock catch fence systems.

Redspire Ltd

Redspire provide CRM software services and are a Microsoft Partner specialising in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. They are currently working with the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed knowledge management and operations management theory in order to support business growth and International expansion.

Rumbol Products Ltd

Located in Glasgow Scotland, Rumbol Products contract-manufacture sustained release veterinary bolus products, in accordance with both FEMAS and GMP standards, for the health and wellbeing of grazing or forage fed livestock. They are currently working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed Polymer Chemistry expertise within the business and develop the next generation of cattle boluses.

Scottish Water

Scottish Water are a publicly owned company, answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland. They are currently working with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow to introduce a company-wide knowledge management programme, to combine risk-management imperatives alongside collaborative product and service innovation fit for a multi-sited and mobile organization.

Scottish Water (KTP#2)

Scottish Water provides 1.3 billion litres of drinking water every day and takes away 840 million litres of waste water daily. They are currently working with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to create analytical tools to uncover causal trends in water quality failures within the water treatment system, focusing on progressive risk of bacteriological growth, to predict failures and plan efficient interventions.

Spirit Aerosystems (Europe) Ltd

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest independent producers of commercial aerostructures. Their core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to apply an advanced systems engineering approach to develop and optimise a resource planning and cost modelling tool; improving business efficiency and increasing competitive advantage.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships. SPT are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop innovative solutions for managing the sub-surface water in SPT’s Subway’s tunnel system to provide wider environmental and economic benefits.

Stream Technologies Ltd

Stream Technologies Ltd is an M2M, data & telematics mobile network offering full 2G, 3G, 4G & Satellite services. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) solution with energy harvesting for implementation in low power wireless sensors.

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.

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.

The Scottish Tourism Alliance

The Scottish Tourism Alliance, the Industry Leadership Group for tourism in Scotland have partnered with the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development in the School of Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Their KTP project will develop strategic tourism marketing expertise within the organisation to drive new approaches to coordinated marketing and social media that will enhance new tourism into the Scottish Heritage sector.  This project will involve the combined interaction of all the major heritage organisations; Historic Environment Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and Historic Houses Association working with the Scottish Tourism Alliance to support consumer facing services across all the organisations in anticipation of the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017.

Vascutek Ltd

VASCUTEK, a TERUMO Company is a world leader in the design and
manufacture of products that address the needs of vascular and
cardiovascular clinicians throughout the world. They are currently
working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
at the University of Strathclyde to establish new low profile endovascular
products through the integration of computational fluid dynamic and
structural analysis techniques to allow optimisation of existing products.

W.H. Tildesley Ltd

W.H. Tildesley Ltd is a 150 year old Midlands based forging company. The company is still family-owned and run by the fourth generation in today's Managing Director John Tildesley. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced forging knowledge in the business in order to deliver business growth.

William Tracey Group

The William Tracey Group is one of the UK’s leading recycling and resource management companies with a full range of environmental services. They are currently working with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the university of Strathclyde to embed materials chemistry and environmental geochemistry expertise and create a new business related to the recovery and re-use of waste from municipal waste and biomass plants.