Knowledge Exchange

RIE can help you exchange your knowledge, expertise and skills with your user communities in order to contribute to economic development and the effectiveness of public services and policy.

We encourage effective business innovation by supporting the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme, a UK-wide programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within our University.

Academics in GCU’s Schools have successfully worked on KTPs running with companies including FMC Technologies, Highland Colour Coaters and Mahle Engine Systems. We work closely with the West of Scotland KTP Centre.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can help you:
• Apply your wealth of knowledge and expertise to business problems;
• Develop business-relevant teaching materials;
• Gain a relevant and improved understanding of business requirements and operations.

Working with Interface, we can also help you build relationships with Scotland’s SMEs through the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme, which offers SMEs up to £5,000 worth of support for a business innovation project leading to new products and processes that will benefit the business, the institution and the Scottish economy.

The UK research base is playing an important role in stimulating innovation and economic growth. We work to help our academics respond to Technology Strategy Board projects and funding calls and engage in key sector areas to support networking and funding opportunities.


Knowledge Transfer Manager
Janette Wark
0141 331 8877