Kingston University receives three knowledge transfer partnership funding awards

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Good news for Kingston University in the latest round of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) awards. The hard work and persistence of the Enterprise Support team has resulted in the award of three two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Higher education institutions, like Kingston University, have a key role to play in the success of the programme, contributing knowledge, skills and expertise.

KTP applications are rigorously tested and notoriously difficult to get through. To have three accepted in one award round is an outstanding achievement.

Three of our faculties were successful:

Faculty of Business and Law

The School of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation's Dr Debra Riley and Dr Mark Passera will be working with SelectamarkSecurity Systems plc, on the development of a strategic international marketing capability to deliver packaging and product designs satisfying user requirements in a diverse range of countries and markets whilst maintaining the global branding and market positioning of the brand. Selectamark offers a portfolio of crime reduction security solutions both in the UK and internationally specialising in property marking and identification.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Dr Iain Beith, Mr Philip Carver and Professor Mike Hurley of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences will work with Places for People, a not-for-profit social enterprise, to devise a tailored programme of physical activity incorporating an aquatic route to fitness and well-being. The latest technology including online support will be used to measure progress and motivate individuals.

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Dr Martin Tunnicliffe and Dr James Orwell will jointly work with Globe Microsystems Ltd, to produce software to enable Globe Microsystems to penetrate new markets.

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