GCU hosts KTP Innovation Showcase

05 November 2015

GCU hosts KTP Innovation Showcase

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is hosting a celebration of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, featuring speakers from companies who have benefited from the programme as well as researchers who have worked on innovative projects.

Following an opening speech from Vice-Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise Professor Mike Mannion, guests will hear from ScotRail and SPT representatives.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, KTP helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK’s universities.

GCU has been 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.

GCU is also working with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to exploit wastewater in its Subway tunnels to turn it into heat.

The KTP Innovation Showcase will take place on November 26 from 8.30am until 12.30pm in GCU’s Saltire Centre. There will be a poster exhibition accompanied by lunch and the opportunity to learn more about KTP.

GCU’s Knowledge Transfer Manager Dr Janette Wark says: “The KTP scheme enables academics to apply their knowledge and expertise to important business problems with innovative businesses looking to expand their research and development capabilities.  At the same time, academics can build on their portfolio of research impact and develop further research opportunities.” 

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