Soft Fruit R&D Project Leader (KTP Associate)

James Hutton Institute / Scottish Honeyberries Ltd
Location: Dundee
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 pa
Closing date: 28th November 2018

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KTP Associate in Industrial Biotechnology

Robert Gordon University / Scottish Bioenergy
Location: BioCity, N. Lanarkshire
Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 pa
Closing Date: 25th November 2018

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Animal Feed Formulation Scientist (KTP Associate)

James Hutton Institute / Davidsons Feeds
Location: Shotts, N. Lanarkshire
Salary: £25,500 pa
Closing date: 9th December 2018

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Formulation Scientist/Technologist (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland in partnership with Odour & Dust Solutons Limited
Location: Stewarton, Ayrshire
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget
Closing Date: 9th December 2018

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Pharmaceutical Formulation and Development Specialist (KTP Associate)

University of Strathclyde in partnership with Lamellar Biomedical Limited 
Location: Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Salary: £30k-£33k p.a. plus £4k development budget
Closing Date: 25th November 2018

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Golden Casket

Golden Casket is one of the largest and most innovative confectionery specialists in the UK and are owners of the ‘Millions’ brand along with £onepounders. The Company are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to develop the capability and understanding to implement app development, database management, data mining and business intelligence informed decision making to improve customer engagement, marketing and sales.

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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.

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Seric Systems Limited

Seric Systems Limited, an award-winning, agile, technology consultancy and provider, specialising in cyber security and business technology transformation are undertaking a KTP Project with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to develop an automated safeguarding platform to prevent misuse of collaborative platforms used within the education sector.

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Alphasense

Alphasense has established a reputation as a reliable source for a wide range of gas sensor technologies. The Company supplies high quality Oxygen,CO2, toxic and flammable Gas sensors to many of the world’s leading industrial OEMs. They are working with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to embed knowledge of linear variable filter and miniaturised infrared spectrometry technology to support design and launch of a new range of optical sensor systems that can detect and speciate Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), to monitor indoor air quality and emissions from industrial plants.

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UHI Research Conference 2018

Perth, 11-13 December 2018

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KTP Managers' Conference 2019

Aberdeen, 28-29 November 2019

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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

21 February 2019

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KTP Associate Conference 2019

Belfast - 20th to 21st June 2019

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Syngro Limited

Syngro Limited, part of Maru/Syngro is a leading Customer Experience technology company providing next-generation Customer Experience analytics and reporting software to empower enterprises with the customer insight they need to drive profitable action and manage operational performance. They are currently undertaking a project with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to create analytical tools to uncover trends in customer data, focusing on relationships between future financial income and responses to customer experience surveys

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Novosound Limited

Novosound Limited are the first spin-out company to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The team is made up of scientific, technical and commercial experts in ultrasound technology. They are undertaking a project with the School of Engineering and Computing at UWS to embed thin film design and optimisation capability in support of a new generation of advanced ultrasonic sensors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Halo Communications Ltd

Halo Communications Ltd provide voice, data, and IT services to small and medium businesses and deliver infrastructure projects across the UK.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the University of the West of Scotland, School of Engineering and Computing.  The project aims to apply advanced cloud based data warehousing, machine learning and cloud/mobile technologies to streamline operations, enhance Halo’s service offering and underpin future business expansion.

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Oak Tree Inn

Oak Tree Inn is a family business based on the route of the West Highland Way, with B&B accommodation for 90 guests, a restaurant, bar, village shop and coffee shop with ice cream parlour.  Oak Tree Inn are undertaking a KTP project with the University of the West of Scotland, School of Business and Enterprise.  The project aims to embed strategic planning and decision making expertise, informed by advanced management information systems, to drive business expansion and resilience.

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Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd

Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global (CST Global) are a volume-producer of III-V compound semiconductors for the fabrication of photonics products. They provide a custom foundry service, as well as designing and manufacturing a range of high-volume, standard laser products for the optical communications markets from their manufacturing facility in Glasgow.  They will be undertaking their fourth KTP project with the University of Glasgow, working with the School of Engineering, to develop computer modelling, characterisation test and verification for the design of high speed lasers.

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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.

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KTP Associate Seminar - Glasgow

Glasgow - April 2019

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MODO Systems Ltd

MODO Systems Ltd, based in Glasgow, have developed a cloud based software platform which enables users to organise their digital files and attachments.  Their current services is focussed on gathering up digital files across different platforms (online accounts, fire-store clouds, e.mail) and different devices such as PC, tablet or phone.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed machine learning expertise into the company and develop their next generation digital content management platform.

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Loretto Care

Loretto Care, part of the Wheatley Group, provide care and support services to people across western and central Scotland who are experiencing complex issues in their day to day lives.  Their support services are designed to help vulnerable people to live fulfilled lives either within their own homes, care homes or in various types of supported accommodation.  Loretto Care are undertaking a KTP with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School of Art to develop a unique, innovative interactive application for use as an educational tool to prepare young people and vulnerable people living in social housing to become sustainable housing tenants.

 

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arbnco Limited (KTP11060)

arbnco Ltd are a Glasgow company providing cloud-based software for the energy performance management of commercial property portfolios.  They provide solutions for reducing energy consumption and improving energy performance of buildings.  The company are undertaking their second KTP project with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to automate measurements and collate near real-time building performance date via an IoT platform.  This data will be used to develop and commercialise e-services for deployment in buildings to enhance the services currently offered for large estate facilities management.

 

 

 

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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.

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John Gilbert Architects wins prestigious sustainable housing award

Over 200 housing and sustainability professionals came together in London on Thursday 30 November to celebrate outstanding achievements in sustainabil...

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AB Vista

AB Vista, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods is a pioneer in product development for the animal feed industry.  They are undertaking a KTP project with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.  The KTP project will focus on developing ways to abolish antibiotic consumption in animal feeds by developing novel nano-delivery systems incorporating bioactive lipids and peptides.  The aim is to support effective antimicrobial stewardship to reduce antibiotic resistance in the food chain without compromising animal welfare.

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Brightwake Ltd

Brightwake Ltd are leading experts in designing and manufacturing products and dressings for wound care.  They are undertaking a KTP in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering to develop a new generation of Vacuum Therapy device.  The device will incorporate the pumping system and associated electronics into Brightwake’s existing would dressing technology.  The result of this it to make Vacuum Therapy widely available in the community to support the rapidly growing number of patients with long term non-healing wounds.

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A.P.&A. Limited

AP&A was established in 1988 and provides technical, brokerage and operational services to the shipping and offshore industries worldwide. Its global office network with highly experienced and qualified marine engineers, naval architects, brokers and consultants allows AP&A to provide tailored and fast solutions to its clients. Its privileged relationship with clients gives AP&A in-depth knowledge of the challenges, requirements and latest developments in shipping companies. They are working with the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering to optimise of ship operations, maintenance, repairs and logistics through application of advanced data analytics, risk and reliability analysis tools and processes.

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The ISO Organisation Limited

ISO is a digital media and software studio specialising in the design, direction and building of large-scale interactive and immersive media projects. Clients include Museums, Galleries and Brand Experience Centres across the UK and internationally. ISO also create award winning motion graphics and animated content for television and commercial clients and create ambitious online digital projects that are experienced across web, social and mobile.  ISO delivered the graphics and visual effects for the XX Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony to an audience of 1.5 Billion, were the original designers of the interface for the BBC iPlayer and are winners of multiple Royal Television Society Awards and the SXSW interactive award for Art. They are working with the School of Media, Culture & Society to embed advanced visualisation knowledge and expertise (both augmented reality and virtual reality) in support of emerging global business opportunities.

 

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Lumen Research

Lumen Research 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); helping publishers, advertisers, and their agencies understand what really gets – and keeps - people’s attention. Clients include Tesco (bank, mobile, etc.), BT, e.on, NSPCC, Dixons, Carphone warehouse and Morrisons amongst others. They are currently working with the School of Engineering & Computing at UWS to embed machine learning expertise and develop a software tool for predicting a viewer’s likely response to a range of visual communications (adverts).

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James Johnston & Co of Elgin Limited

Johnstons of Elgin Ltd are a luxury textile producer operating in the Highlands and Islands for over two centuries. They manufacture and sell luxury textiles globally (clothing, home interiors and accessories) using mainly cashmere from Mongolia and China and merino wool from Australia. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to increase profitability and grow market share, particularly overseas, through introduction of new process modelling, optimisation and control; ultimately reducing product variability and waste.

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The Glass Scribe International

The Glass Scribe International Limited, based in Dingwall, manufacture and import glassware, crystal and ancillary products, selling to retailers of engraved awards, trophies and presentation glassware and crystal.  They are working with the department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed control system and software development knowledge, underpinning the commercialisation of a novel mask manufacturing technology for the commercial glass engraving industry.

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Upcoming KTP Events

KTP Associate Seminar Upcoming KTP Associate Seminars: April 2019 - Glasgow (date & venue tbc) Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ...

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ACE AQUATEC FS LTD

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.

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MONTROSE ROPE AND SAIL CO LTD

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.

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CST & University of Glasgow KTP News

Richard Hogg, Professor of Photonics at the University of Glasgow, heads up MOCVD partnership. CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Ho...

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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.

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Norscot Joinery Limited

Norscot Joinery Limited, manufacture energy efficient timber frame kit homes, windows and doors, selling to both private clients, homebuilders and architects. They are working with the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced VR visualisation and BIM knowledge in the business, resulting in a virtual showroom software solution for kit home design and offsite manufacture, which may be viewed on a mobile device and can provide semantically rich building information integrated with the 3D representation.

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Insight Analytics Solutions

Insight Analytics Solutions provides innovative condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions alongside premium consulting and advisory services for owners, operators and investors of Wind Farms. They are working with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed machine learning knowledge and develop new advanced condition monitoring prognostics software and consultancy.

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British Thornton & UWS KTP News

A collaboration between the School of Engineering and Computing and the School of Education on a Final Year dissertation project resulted in final yea...

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70% increase in KTP funding announced

Thinking about a KTP? If you are considering forming a KTP collaboration, now is the time to act.  Innovate UK have announced the release of fun...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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KTP Associate Seminar - 11th May 2017, EDINBURGH

There is still time to reserve a place at the Associate Seminar taking place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 11th May.Email: beverleydavies@ktpce...

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Callum Rae - Hurley Palmer Flatt

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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.

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Howden Group Ltd

Howden design, engineer and supply air and gas handling equipment, including industrial fans, process gas compressors and rotary heat exchangers, with a focus on power generation, petrochemical, mining, steelmaking and cement manufacturing sectors where rigorous air and gas handling is required. They worked with the Marketing Department at the University of Strathclyde to develop and implement a sustainable new product development procedure that ensures timely and cost-effective delivery of commercially viable products to the market.

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Alexander Dennis Ltd

Alexander Dennis Ltd manufacture buses, producing single and double deck bus chassis and bodies, and offering a range of conventional and electric hybrid (Enviro series) vehicles. They worked with the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to improve resource demand forecasting on New Product Development projects utilising a novel approach to predictive modelling.

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Broady & University of Strathclyde

Valvitalia - Broady Division continues its collaboration with the University of Strathclyde through the Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP). The KTP is...

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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.

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Naveen Kumar - Menzies Distribution

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Mark Jenkins - Geckotech Solutions Ltd

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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.

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Fishers 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.

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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.

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A.P.&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.

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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).

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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.

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arbnco Limited (KTP10529)

arbnco 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.


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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.

 

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INTELLIGENT GROWTH SOLUTIONS LIMITED

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.

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MARINE HARVEST (SCOTLAND) LTD

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.

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ANM GROUP LIMITED

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.

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MACKIES LIMITED

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.

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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.

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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.

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Completed Projects

L Rowland & Company (Retail) Limited

L Rowland & Company (Retail) Limited is a pharmacy and chemist.   They are currently working with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University to establish and implement an innovative online education and professional development system for pharmacy and ancillary staff.

SeaEnergy PLC

SeaEnergy PLC is an innovative energy services group.   It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's Department of Management at Aberdeen Business School and the School of Computing to develop an operational and economic model to assess and manage the life cycle cost of alternative operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms.

The UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Association Limited

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is currently working with the Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE), the Institute for Health and Welfare Research, the School of Computing and the IDEAS Research Institute at Robert Gordon University to develop a capability for accurately profiling offshore worker’s size in a systematic and sustainable way, informing safety equipment, working environment design and operational procedures.

Grampian Housing Association Limited

Grampian Housing AssociatedLimited is a fast growing housing association based in the North East of Scotland that provides services to over 3,000 households.  It is currently working with the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at Robert Gordon University to determine the factors contributing to hard to heat housing, developing innovative retrofit insulation solutions ready for installation leading to reduced carbon and fuel poverty. 

Pexel Limited

Pexel Limited is a specialist in achieving high quality insight through telephone research.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's School of Computing to develop and apply techniques of machine learning to a challenging area of performance management and deliver a step change over available products.

WML UK Limited

WML UK Limited is an expert in digital solutions for the creation and control of complex documents such as legal contracts and financing agreements.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's School of Computing to develop a globally accessible energy management, monitoring and reporting system which will deliver significant efficiencies for clients and generate new revenue opportunities.

Polaris Learning Limited

Polaris Learning Limited specialise in providing Competence Assessor and Internal Verifier Training and Qualifications in Aberdeen.  It is currently working with Robert Gordon University's IDEAS Research Institute and the School of Computing to develop a user centred blended learning system through the development of learning pedagogies and exploitation of appropriate technology platforms resulting in industry leading products. 

James Jones & Sons Limited

James Jones & SonsLimited is the leading supplier of British timber and one of the UK’s greenest timber producers.  It is currently working with  Robert Gordon University's IDEAS Research Institute and School of Computing to design and develop a 3D/4D interactive augmented visualisation system that will allow us and our SME distributors to efficiently specify our products.

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William Grant & Sons Ltd

William Grant & Sons Ltd undertakes distillation, blending, bottling and selling of alcoholic beverages. Well known brands include Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Grant's whisky. They are currently working with the Department of Strategy and Organisation at the University of Strathclyde to embed innovative project management knowledge and expertise in order to deliver multiple strategic change projects, enhancing operational efficiency and delivering business growth.

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GCU research helps SPT to use tunnel water for heat energy

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Confederation of British Metalforming

 The Confederation of British Metalforming is the leading trade association for all UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings, pressings and fabrications, offering both business support and representation at the highest level for the metalforming industry. They are currently working with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced energy modelling, simulation and optimisation capability within the organisation in order to facilitate growth through an improved energy efficiency service offering to members. 

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BiP Solutions Ltd

  BiP Solutions is a leading provider of cutting edge solutions and services that help optimise supply chain value. They help businesses win government contracts, and assist procurement in the public sector through effective tendering. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed key technical expertise, principally in database design and optimisation and data warehousing, modelling and analysis, in order to enable the development of the next generation of unique business intelligence products and services.

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William Grant & Sons Ltd

 William Grant & Sons Ltd. is an independent, family-owned company which distills Scotch whisky and other selected categories of spirits. It was established in 1887 by William Grant, and is now run by the descendants of the founder. They are currently working with the Department of Strategy and Organisation at the University of Strathclyde to embed innovative project management knowledge and expertise in order to deliver multiple strategic change projects, enhancing operational efficiency and delivering business growth. 

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Crear Space to Create Ltd

 Crear, space to create, is an inspirational working space with accommodation on the west coast of Scotland, connecting individuals and organisations across the arts worldwide through innovative residencies and collaborations. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to enhance the international marketing potential, effective service delivery and up-selling capability of Crear via innovative, technology-driven, service-oriented collaboration with key business partners

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KTP Associates Conference 2015

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Enewall Ltd

Enewall have been developing their own polymer based render and along with their stone aggregate products have a strong and recognised brand in the market place. They are currently working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced polymer chemistry expertise with supporting analysis tools and techniques and develop the next generation of advanced renders.

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Scottish Canals (2)

Scottish Canals is the operating name of the British Waterways Board. It looks after the Scottish canals, conserving them as part of our heritage, and transforming them to play a vital role in Scotland today. They are currently working with the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop new knowledge and understanding of the strategic factors which drive tourism potential on the Scottish canals and to develop and implement a strategy for increasing tourism to four different canal locations in Scotland.

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NomadiX Media Ltd

  NomadiX offers two state of the art media based digital technologies; Walkers and Projections. These unique and patented systems are used to create high impact and brand stand-out in areas where other fixed media can’t. They are currently working with the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed design engineering and design for manufacture expertise, reducing cost and increasing performance and reliability of the iWalker platform to facilitate international expansion.

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Scottish Canals and GCU team up to boost canal tourism

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Hydroklear Services Ltd

Hydroklear Services Ltd. are a family-run organisation, operating in the UK water industry for more than 20 years. We offer a professional service in providing the best solution for equipment and services, such as Chemical Dosing Rigs, Chemical Dosing Packages, Drinking Water Treatment, Effluent Treatment, Ultra-pure Water Packages, Water Softeners, Demineraliser and Settlement systems. They are currently working with the Department of Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland to develop a novel zero waste process for removal of metal ions from distillery wastewater.

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Dumfries & Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council is run by 47 councillors who are elected by the residents of the area. Dumfries and Galloway is the third largest region in Scotland, covering 2,380 square miles and with an estimated population of 148,060. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to implement a sharepoint based records management system addressing legislatory requirements as defined in the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.

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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.

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KTP Careers Brochure

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Corporate Modelling Services

Corporate Modelling specialise in software for business process improvement, HPC grid computing and healthcare solutions. They are currently working with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to embed sophisticated mathematical modelling and optimisation expertise in order to deliver real-time capacity planning within the OpEx workforce management product suite.

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Donaldson Associates Ltd

Donaldson Associates is a specialist firm with in depth experience in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering including the development of underground space and infrastructure. They are currently working with the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop a novel low-cost and low-carbon technique for tunnel face stabilisation.

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West of Scotland KTP Seminar 2014

12th March 2014 saw the annual West of Scotland KTP Seminar take place at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. KTP Adviser Dr Gerry Black and KTP Centre manager Dr Alasdair Cameron introduced the seminar, which featured 6 KTP Associates in the final year of their projects giving presentations about their work so far.

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SKF (UK) Ltd

SKF is a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products and related services globally. They are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to embed advanced mechanical sensing and condition monitoring capability in support of new SMART bearing technology development.

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Alexander Dennis Ltd

Alexander Dennis Ltd is the UK’s leading bus and coach manufacturer, employing around 2,000 people at facilities in the UK, continental Asia and North America. They are currently working with the department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to improve resource demand forecasting on New Product Development (NPD) projects utilising a novel approach to predictive

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Cisco Systems Ltd

CISCO is one of the UK’s leading IT companies, providing hardware and services in switching and routing, data centre, collaboration and security and management of cloud and network systems. They are currently working with the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop a secure IT system capable of connecting different sensors and IT devices together to produce quality data to enable effective decision making.

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Adrok Ltd

Adrok uses its proprietary electromagnetic technology to supply geophysical services to clients from all over the world, providing them with measurements of subsurface natural resources, rock types and rock sequences before drilling. Adrok are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to develop Atomic Dielectric Resonance probing for deep geothermal energy resources.

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Halo Communications Ltd

Halo Communications Limited is an Ayrshire based provider of IT support, business telephone, data, mobile and server solutions. Halo are currently working with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to transform Halo Communications from a reseller to a high value technology integrator and full solutions provider, underpinned by new business systems and processes.

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TUV SUD Ltd

TUV SUD is an international service organisation and employs over 17,000 people in over 800 locations worldwide. TUV SUD are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed multi-platform software development, database management and user interface design expertise to develop the next generation of the company’s Physical Properties Database Software.

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Pentagon Chemical Specialities Ltd

Pentagon is an independent UK manufacturer of speciality and fine chemicals. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to design, develop and optimise a production process for a speciality organic intermediate.

 

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McPhee Brothers (Blantyre) Ltd

McPhee Bros Ltd are a family business that has been making and repairing concrete mixers for almost 40 years. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed a finite element “design-by-analysis” capability for advanced structural design and optimisation.

 

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Howden Group Ltd

Howden designs, engineers and supplies air and gas handling equipment, including industrial fans, process gas compressors and rotary heat exchangers. They are currently working with the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde to develop and implement a sustainable new product development procedure that will ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of commercially viable products to the market.

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Charlton Chauffeur Drive Ltd

Charlton Chauffeur Drive Ltd is an executive chauffeur drive company based in Glasgow which offers the largest fleet in the Scottish chauffeur drive industry. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to develop an agile, lightweight, and scalable event manifest management system that will form the platform for the company’s future growth.

 

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First ScotRail Ltd

First ScotRail Ltd operates over 95% of passenger train services in Scotland under a franchise agreement with the Scottish Executive. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University to review existing maintenance practices, develop condition monitoring products on First ScotRail passenger trains and identify optimal cost effective maintenance strategy and periodicities.

 

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PASMA Ltd

Founded in 1974, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. It is currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to design and implement a data governance system for a trade association, for the storage, monitoring and management of corporate data within a secure system.

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Oldbaum Services Ltd

Oldbaum Services Limited are a world leading wind consultancy operating both onshore and offshore worldwide. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed an advanced data analysis capability in the business with particular focus on the analysis of offshore wind turbine turbulent wake measurement.

 

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P.S. Auto Grinding

P.S. Auto Grinding distributes and installs automatic grinding machines for the founding industry. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed control system engineering expertise in support of new product development and existing system upgrades, and to embed new product development expertise and launch the next generation of automated finishing solution for steel castings.

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Devol Engineering Ltd

Devol Engineering Ltd have spent 40 years pioneering the design and development of advanced engineering thermoplastics. They are currently working with the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed expertise in glass filled polyamide polymer design, thereby facilitating product range extension and rapid business expansion within existing and new markets.

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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.

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Land Engineering Ltd

Land Engineering is one of the leading names in public realm environmental improvement work, stonework and grounds maintenance in Scotland. They are currently working with the University of Strathclyde to transform Land Engineering into a lean, innovative and adaptive organisation by re-engineering the managerial processes and adoption of contemporary ICT technologies and solutions.

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Moorbrook Textiles Ltd

Moorbrook Textiles Ltd, produces woven textile products at its manufacturing plants in Ayr and Peebles. They are currently working with the University of Strathclyde to create a world-class lean and adaptive textiles business through supply chain optimisation,  embedding a continuous improvement/innovation culture and utilising advanced loom diagnostics solutions.

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UK Whitegoods Ltd

UK Whitegoods Ltd is an E-business offering consumer and trade advice, parts and user manual sales plus access to a nationwide group of service engineers. They worked with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed an advanced mobile device software development capability, delivering a real-time/intelligent workflow management tool for the service engineering community and driving rapid business expansion.

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International Design Engineering & Services (IDEAS) Ltd

I.D.E.A.S. have provided the Oil, Gas and Petro-Chemical industry with a centre of excellence for specialist engineering services since 1985. They are currently working with the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop a capability in non-destructive testing using acoustic emissions for incorporation into a service tool for integrity measurement.

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Loretto Care

Loretto Care works closely with the Scottish Government and Local Authorities to provide housing, care and support to those in greatest need. They are currently working with the department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of Scotland to develop, evaluate and embed an evidence-based assessment, monitoring and intervention package specifically for individuals with alcohol-related brain damage living in supported care.

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Turnbull & Scott Ltd

Turnbull and Scott design, supply and install specialist heating solutions for clients in the UK, mainland Europe and as far afield as Japan from their base in Hawick. They are currently working with the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Strathclyde to embed an integrated heat exchanger design process incorporating thermal, structural and weld design components, facilitating rapid business expansion in key markets such as Nuclear.

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McPhee Bros Ltd

McPhee Bros Ltd are a family business that has been making and repairing concrete mixers for almost 40 years. They are currently working with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Strathclyde to embed a finite element “design-by-analysis” capability for advanced structural design and optimisation.

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Aqualife Services Ltd

Aqualife Services is the largest dedicated fish vaccination company in the world, providing vaccination services for farmed fish throughout Europe and beyond. Aqualife Services are currently working with the School of Engineering and Science at the University of the West of Scotland to develop new processes and technologies to increase the efficiency and improve the animal welfare of the fish handling and vaccination process. 

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Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd

IES’ mission is to advance the sustainability of the world’s buildings through the use of integrated building performance modelling technology which more intelligently and assuredly determines the measures required to mitigate climate change and conserve our natural resources for future generations. They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop an optimisation control strategy and integrate it with the dynamic simulation environment and real-time building energy performance models.

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Capital Steel Ltd

Capital Steel Ltd is the leading producer of cold rolled steel buildings in the United Kingdom and Ireland.They are currently working with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed finite element analysis (FEA) capability within the business, integrating this with existing ProjeX design tools and delivering a full Design by Analysis capability. 

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Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals is the operating name of the British Waterways Board. It looks after the Scottish canals, conserving them as part of our heritage, and transforming them to play a vital role in Scotland today. They are currently working with the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed an environmentally sustainable approach to sediment management, reducing operational costs, generating opportunities for revenue growth and addressing emerging waste legislation requirements.

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Posted in: Standards, West

Impact Solutions Ltd

Impact Solutions is a spin-out from BP Chemicals, based at Grangemouth, which is the main processing, refining and petrochemicals centre for North Sea Oil & Gas operations. They are currently working with the University of Strathclyde on the development of inspection criteria for a robust ultrasonic system that can be used by the operator in the field to give an instant pass/fail result to ensure weld integrity.

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Menzies Distribution Ltd

Menzies Distribution is a newspaper and magazine wholesaler, delivering   5 million newspapers and 2.1 million magazines every day. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed a continuous improvement (CI) culture within Menzies Distribution, leading to supply chain optimisation, reduced waste and increased profitability.

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FMC Technologies Ltd (2)

FMC Technologies are also currently working with the School of Engineering & Computing at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop new spectroscopic characterisation methods for subsea on-line monitoring of oil production processes and to develop appropriate spectral libraries.

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Gooch & Housego (UK) Ltd

Gooch & Housego is a manufacturer of precision optical components and sub-systems, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, based upon key enabling optical technologies. They are currently working with the Institute for Gravitational Research, School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow to develop adhesive free bonding methods for use in optical applications.

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Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd

  Gas Sensing Solutions produce Carbon Dioxide Sensors, integrating unique mid infra-red light source and detector technology into innovative optics and signal processing. They are currently working with the Electronics and Electrical Engineering department at the University of Glasgow to develop a capability in molecular beam epitaxy wafer growth for a new generation of high efficiency optical gas sensor products.

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Rolls-Royce Group plc

Rolls-Royce Group plc is the world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines and also has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to review a wide range of bulk forging and sheet forming processes, identify step-change cost reduction opportunities for relevant commodity groups and to introduce these into the company.

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board in the UK. They provide healthcare to over 1.2 million people, and employ more than 40,000 staff. They are currently working with with the Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde to maintain and develop analytical and formulation expertise that will validate the quality, efficacy and safety of unlicensed medicines supplied within NHS patient care.

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FMC Technologies Ltd (1)

FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Computing at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop advanced electronic and sensor instrumentation for incorporation into intelligent subsea hydrocarbon production equipment, and to develop a hardware and software platform solution for data capture and monitoring.

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Bio-Images Research Ltd

Bio-Images Research Ltd are experts in scintigraphic clinical trials on drug delivery systems. They are currently working with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to diversify a contract research provision and establish a new drug delivery division that will provide opportunities for high business growth.

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Shearwater Marine Services Ltd

Shearwater Marine Services Ltd (SMS) is one of the main inshore commercial diving and marine contractors in the UK. They are currently working with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop a remote web access technical information database to improve diving inspection processes, business intelligence and provide efficient and added value customer reporting facilities.

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland leads and supports quality improvement in NHS Scotland. It provides advice and guidance about clinical and cost effectiveness, supports implementation of the guidance and assesses performance of NHS organisations. They are currently working with Glasgow University to transfer expertise in using Patient Reported Outcome Measures for NHS quality improvement.

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Agrico UK Ltd

Agrico UK Ltd holds the UK licence to produce, multiply and market seed potatoes bred by Agrico BV, the Dutch parent company. They are currently working with the Biological Sciences Department at Glasgow Caledonian University to introduce laboratory techniques to define the physico-chemical and nutritional value of existing and new strains of table and processing potatoes to enhance product knowledge.

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Safety at Sea Ltd

Safety at Sea Ltd is a specialist consultancy, working in the maritime and offshore industries supplying consultancy services and software to ship owners, yards, government and industry organisations. They are currently working with the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde on the development of a post-damage, time dependent, structural capacity computer model for the use in salvage support and onboard decision support systems.

 

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Qioptiq Ltd

Qioptiq Ltd. specialises in the design, development and manufacture of precision optical modules and imaging equipment for the military, aerospace and civil industrial space markets. They are currently working with the department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University to develop computational imaging technology for insertion into Qioptiq’s products, including the manufacture of development hardware.

 


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UK Whitegoods Ltd

UK Whitegoods Ltd is an E-business offering consumer and trade advice (dedicated and through hosted forums), parts and user manual sales plus access to a nationwide group of service engineers. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed an advanced mobile device software development capability, delivering a real-time/intelligent workflow management tool for the service engineering community and driving rapid business expansion.

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Woodward International Inc

Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and energy markets. They are currently working with the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow on the automation of fuel control testing, improving test productivity and reliability.

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Cartwright Pickard Architects

Cartwright Pickard Architects was founded in 1996 by Peter Cartwright and James Pickard. The team’s experience includes innovative residential projects, educational buildings, award winning workplace buildings, master planning of major mixed use urban developments and major headquarter office buildings. They are currently working with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art to develop and embed the capability to undertake detailed performance evaluation in sustainable, low energy housing and utilise findings to influence future architectural design. 

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Rossyew

Rossyew was established with the aim of offering an efficient by-product collection service to the Scottish Salmon industry and producing value added ingredients for the pet food and feed industry. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to increase the yield of higher value Salmon oil from Salmon viscera by reducing the residual oil content in the lower value protein product.

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UK Whitegoods finds KTP invaluable

In May 2010 UK Whitegoods embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of the West of Scotland. Working with the School of Computing they are seeking to move from a basic data driven web portal to a knowledge driven white goods ecosystem. UK Whitegoods Managing Director, Kenneth Watt, shares his view on the progress made to date

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Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd

CSTG is a ‘pure play’ semiconductor foundry and custom service provider specialising in the design, development, and manufacture of discrete and integrated III-V opto-electronic devices. They are currently working with the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow to develop a high performance, low cost, single frequency laser device platform for next generation access networks.

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Mahle Engine Systems UK

MAHLE Group ranks among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, as well as valve train, air management, and liquid management systems. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Smarter Grid Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions provides innovative smart grid control systems and power systems consultancy for power companies. They are currently working with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed new testing techniques in support of ongoing product development and sales into the rapidly expanding Smart Grid marketplace.

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Community Energy Scotland

Community Energy Scotland is an independent Scottish charity providing practical help for communities on green energy development.They are currently working with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde on the application of Smart Grid Solutions and demand management to enhance communities' ability to maximise efficient use of renewably produced energy.

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Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company and a world leader in advanced materials technology. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop and implement a Process Analytical Technology platform for measurements of key product and process attributes, sophisticated multivariate analysis, and modelling of inorganic material production.

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SP Power Systems

SP Energy Networks own and operate electricity transmission and distribution networks across the UK. They are currently working with Energy Systems Resource Centre at the University of Strathclyde to capture future demand-side load profiles and understand their impact on the UK’s electricity network design, leading to updated design-guides & national dissemination via ENA.

 

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Highland Colour Coaters

Highland provides galvanizing and powder coating. They are currently working with the School of Engineering & Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to reveal knowledge about the phenomenon known as “gassing” and hence optimise production yield, quality and scope in powdercoating on galvanized steel.

 

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Ecebs Limited

The aim of this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) was to enable Ecebs Ltd to develop a new security solution to offer increased protection of smartcard data. By developing an authentication process using biometric technology, Ecebs would then be able to create more business opportunities in new markets, therefore increasing turnover. The Company would also benefit from an improved reputation in the area of biometric software solutions.

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Scottoiler Limited

Glasgow-Based company Scottloiler worked with academic partners Strathclyde University on this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aims of the KTP were to reduce the product development lead-time in both creating new design and variants of existing design and diversification of the compnay's product range.

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Hulley & Kirkwood Limited

Hulley & Kirkwood Ltd is one of the leading independent consulting engineers in the UK. It enjoyed a successful collaboration with the University of Strathclyde for this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The project provided the integration of engineering and environmental simulation within the design process across all offices, improved its management systems and enhanced internal communications.

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Kennedys Patent Agency Limited

Intellectual property services company, Kennedys Patent Agency Limited, worked on this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Glasgow Caledonian University, to develop integrated practice management systems to interface with staff on multiple sites, clients, Patent and Trade Mark offices and associate firms.
 

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Piezo Composite Transducers Limited

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project saw the successful partnership of Piezo Composite Transducers Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland. The aim was to develop
broadband high-power ultrasonic transducer devices.
 

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Rawlplug Limited

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project brought together the Glasgow Caledonian University and Rawlplug Ltd. The aim was to design and develop new products to meet new market trends whilst complying with the Construction Products Directive.
 

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Teleit Limited

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) involved the successful collaboration between TeleIT Limited and Glasgow Caledonian University. The aim was to improve automatic updates for web-based marketing tools. The improvements include advanced rules for matching languages similarities.
 

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Blairs Limited

Blairs Ltd is a leading manufacturer of high quality, bespoke timber windows and external doorsets. Working with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management (DMEM) at Strathclyde University, this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) aimed to adapt the existing manufacturing software to accommodate a wide range of new product features and improve the overall production line.
 

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Crawford Scientific Limited

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) saw the successful collaboration between Crawford Scientific Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland. The aim was to design and develop
advanced eLearning products in analytical chemistry with improved project management, learning interaction and deployment technologies.

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William Tracey Limited

Glasgow-based waste management company, William Tracey, worked in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland on this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Its aim was to create, design and implement knowledge management systems for the company, to investigate the technical and commercial feasibility of re-processing a number of industrial waste materials.

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Alba Ultrasound Limited

Alba Ultrasound Ltd is a technology leader in ultrasonic transducers and arrays. Working with the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) at Strathclyde University, this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) was set up to implement the next generation of ultrasonic transducers for application in new market areas, such as sonar and non-destructive testing.

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Breval Environmental Limited

Glasgow-based Breval Environmental Limited worked with the School of Science and Technology at Bell College (now part of the new University of the West of Scotland) on this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The collaboration aimed to design, prototype, test and develop a system for coating, cleaning and maintaining the internal surface of ducting systems, and prepare manufacturing documentation.

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Highland Spring Ltd

Highland Spring Limited engaged the services of academics from the University of Strathclyde in this highly successful KTP project, which built on the success of an earlier partnership. The work has improved the effectiveness of new bottling lines by instilling a continuous improvement culture at the company, including processes, methods, tools techniques and systems within the operations function. These were integrated with the company’s overall business systems and processes.

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