North of Scotland KTP Centre

Robert Gordon University University Highlands and Islands University of Aberdeen James Hutton Institute Abertay University

New Projects

Scottish Honeyberries Ltd

The Scottish Honeyberries Coop was formed in response to the increasing interest of growing honeyberry fruit in Scotland. Scottish Honeyberries Ltd has been awarded a KTP Project with the James Hutton Institute. The project aims to transfer fundamental knowledge, around the novel fruit crop Honeyberry, into commercial practice through the development of expertise which will have implications in new fruit product development and the creation of new products for customers.


Ace Aquatec FS Ltd is a leading company in acoustic systems for marine and aquaculture application and electric stunning systems for fish farms. Ace Aquatec FS Ltd has been awarded a KTP Project with the University of Aberdeen. the project aims to embed power engineering knowledge to allow development of our fish stunning system by establishing processes, codifying and documenting results, thus allowing simulation of new concepts & exploration of design infrastructure to allow us to move a MK2 new concept stunning system into production.


Montrose Rope and Sail Co Ltd is one of the oldest and dynamic independent companies in Scotland who's heritage dates from 1789 when it was established to make handcrafted products for the fishing industry. They have been awarded a KTP Project in partnership with Robert Gordon University. The project will aim to develop, manufacture and brand a new range of products within the luxury high-end fashion accessories market. The project will utilise the company’s heritage, existing expertise within manufacture and their unique industrial range of products.


Intelligent Growth Solutions Limited (IGS) expertise is in mechanical, electronic and software engineering and have already developed novel automated vertical framing systems (photon factories) allowing low input, high density production of consistent, high quality crops year round with minimal environmental footprint.   IGS has recently been awarded a KTP partnership to work in conjunction with The James Hutton Institute to further develop the process and protocols to optimise yield, organoleptic and nutritional quality of a range of crops.


Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd is the largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in Scotland and has recently been awarded a KTP project in partnership withThe Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).   The project will provide an excellent opportunity for embedding hydrodynamic modelling and NewDEPOMOD into the environmental team at MHS through providing training and clearly documented procedures.


ANM Group Limited is the largest farmer owned co-operative in Scotland and has recently been awarded a KTP partnership to work in conjunction with theUniversity of Aberdeen, Business School to develop its digital presence and communications with the goal of better engagement and enhanced experience with members and customers ensuring sustainable business growth.


Mackie's Limited is a UK recognised brand and has recently been awarded a KTP partnership to work in conjunction with Abertay University to develop its own chocolate indulgent treats.   Mackie's will be the only Scottish chocolate manufacturing site capable of producing chocolate from the raw ingredients.  Using the knowledge and expertise gained through the KTP further products would be subsequently developed within their own newly opened "sweetie kitchen" facility.