"I am proud that we are the first University in Scotland to create a dedicated KTP Centre and am confident that this development will enable us to drive our KTP offering further forward."
“Our KTP success clearly demonstrates that our research activities have direct relevance to, and applicability in, world-leading industries and businesses, that our academic experts are successful in solving real-world problems and that our University is having major positive impacts on national and global challenges, in particular those associated with health, society and sustainability.”
Commenting on the University’s KTP performance, UWS KTP Manager, Stuart McKay, said: “Here at UWS our motto is ‘Dreaming, Believing, Achieving’ and this is most certainly what we have done with our KTP portfolio. Through the KTP scheme we are able to help businesses to innovate and grow by linking them with a highly-skilled graduate and academic team to work on a specific project to create real results. We have had a number of success stories so far and we are keen to further develop this and work with more and more businesses across the UK.”
KTPs are a flagship programme from Innovate UK and UKRI. In Scotland, KTP also receives support from the Scottish Funding Council. A three-way partnership between a business, an academic institution and a graduate, the academic institution employs a recently-qualified graduate, known as a ‘KTP Associate’ who works full-time at the company under the guidance of an experienced academic team; bringing new skills and knowledge to the business and delivering real impact on a strategically important project.
Lasting between 12 and 36 months depending on the project, UWS has worked with businesses of all sizes, helping companies to innovate and grow through the scheme.
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