GCU projects in KTP showcase

29 May 2015

GCU projects in KTP showcase

Professor Mike Mannion (right) with KTP speakers

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) between Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and business partners ScotRail and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) were among those included in a showcase event in Glasgow highlighting the benefits and successes of the programme.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, KTP is Europe’s leading graduate scheme for helping business to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK’s universities.

GCU is working with ScotRail via a KTP to review the company’s maintenance systems, further develop the techniques used to monitor the condition of passenger trains and to create a cost-effective maintenance strategy.

KTP Associate Vittorio Orsi, who is working with ScotRail, won the best associate presentation at the KTP Associates Conference yesterday (May 28).

GCU’s Vice-Principle and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Professor Mike Mannion was among speakers presenting to attendees from business, academic and the public sectors. 

Professor Mannion spoke of his experiences of working on KTPs, which he said were “well-structured” and about transferring knowledge, which is “what universities are all about”.

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