GCU's KTP projects in 40th anniversary showcase

01 May 2015

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) between Glasgow Caledonian University and business partners ScotRail and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will be showcased at two major KTP events 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.

The KTP Associates Conference 2015, which brings together current KTP Associates from across the UK, will be held in Scotland for the first time at the new Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow.  

Konstantinos Ninikas, who is working on a two-year KTP project with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will present a poster detailing how SPT is trialling new heat pump systems using water and air in the Subway and developing a financially and environmentally effective method of harvesting heat from ingress water. 

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, will be describing this project’s outputs in both an oral and poster presentation. 

The first ever KTP Scotland Innovation Showcase will follow the Associate Conference and will celebrate KTP’s 40th anniversary  with presentations and reflections from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council and Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

GCU’s Vice-Principle and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Professor Mike Mannion will also present at the Showcase, which is open to attendees from business, academic and the public sectors. 

Register for the event, which takes place on May 28.