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Want to make a difference? Here are 5 New Job Opportunities leading to innovation. 

If you’re looking for a job where you can apply your academic knowledge to a real-world business challenge, find out about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Linking forward-looking businesses, with top academic teams, KTPs spearhead innovation. Each KTP is led by a KTP Associate. Find out more about the role here and see a summary of the latest KTP Associate jobs below. See more info and jobs here.

 

Data Scientist – KTP Associate

The University of York and Jigsaw Insurance Services are seeking a Computer Science Postgraduate or equivalent to develop a state-of-the-art machine learning vehicle user platform.  Find out more about the role here.

Location: HARROGATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Salary:£38,017-£38,017

Closing Date: 14 MARCH 2021

 

Research Fellow in Applied Software- KTP Associate

If you’re looking for a tech job in London, this might be the perfect role for you. UCL and TurinTech , an AI technology company known for its award-winning research AI Optimisation platform, are seeking a tech savvy Computer Science postgraduate. Find out more about the role here.

Location: LONDON 

Salary: £31,542-£43,533 

Closing Date: 16 MARCH 2021

 

Research, Development & Innovation Project Leader – KTP Associate

Looking to build solid experience as a Computer scientist? The University of Hull’s, College of Computer Science and Technology and NCS, an independent manufacturing company, have an exciting opportunity for a super-talented Postgraduate or equivalent to fast-track their career in Computer science or Data Science. Find out more about the role here.

Location: KINGSTON UPON HULL

Salary: £22,494 – £30,000

Closing Date: 21 MARCH 2021

 

Machine Learning and Data Scientist – KTP Associate

Want to lead innovation in the automotive industry? R L Capital, an automotive technology company and Aston University are keen to find a driven Computer Scientist, Electronic Engineer or Mechatronics engineering postgraduate. Learn more about the role here

Location: DIDCOT, OXFORDSHIRE

Salary: £30,000 – £32,000

Closing Date: 21 MARCH 2021

 

Biosensor Engineer – KTP Associate

The University of Southampton and Nuclera Nucleics, a fast-growing biotech company, have an exciting position for a Bioelectronics postgraduate. If you want to kick start your career find out more about this role here.

Location: CAMBRIDGE

Salary: £30,900 – £38,000

Closing Date: 24 MARCH 2021

 

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KTP develops innovative Hollow Pile technology reducing carbon emissions

A KTP collaboration between City, University of London, and construction engineering specialist Keltbray, is developing innovative Sustainable Reusable Pile (or Hollow Pile) technology which promises to substantially reduce carbon emissions from piling foundations. City has just signed an exclusive licence agreement with Keltbray for the development of this new technology for more sustainable deep foundation design and construction.

Hollow piles reduce the embodied carbon within bored piling foundations by reducing the volume of concrete required in each pile. Hollow piles potentially can be used for geothermal heating too, as the hollow core can be put to use. Both will have significant carbon reduction benefits. 

According to an article on City’s website “Keltbray is working with construction partners on combining the product with low carbon concretes in order to further reduce the embodied carbon within the piles by up to 90% (compared to traditional bored piles) depending on the diameter. Further advantages are gained through an increase in productivity from a reduction in concrete pouring times due to the reduced volume required.

Keltbray has also partnered with UK geothermal contracting specialists G-Core to develop the user interface and market for geothermal energy storage and generation within the Hollow piles. Early trials indicate performance enhancement of over 60% in terms of geothermal conductivity compared to traditional energy piles”.

Collaboration via KTP is a tried and tested approach which, for over 45 years, has linked innovation-focused businesses with specialist academic teams to realise key strategic goals. Each partnership is supported by a Knowledge Transfer Adviser from KTN – in this project it is Dr Matthew Hogan who commented: “The licensing agreement between City and Keltbray is a big step towards the commercialisation of the innovative Hollow Pile technology.  The KTP approach facilitates both the transfer of knowledge to Keltbray and supports the final field testing of the technology. Keltbray is primed to be in a position to commercialise this innovation leading to significant carbon reduction both in construction and in the operation of the buildings they will support, making a positive contribution to the UK’s net zero agenda”.

Stuart Norman, Managing Director for Keltbray’s Piling Division, said:

“This agreement and transfer of ownership of IP is a major success for the KTP scheme. Implementing the product within construction and infrastructure projects will have a huge impact on carbon-reduction, specifically when considering the whole life cycle costing benefits that the combination of a deep pile foundation with combined energy storage and generation potential will bring”.

Dr Andrew McNamara, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at City, added:

Hollow piles are an exciting part of our contribution in this area because developers will begin to regard construction of these highly sustainable deep foundations as an investment in a valuable asset that will continue to add value long after they are first constructed.  We are delighted that Keltbray…will be commercialising this green technology that has substantial benefits over conventional piling methods, opening up new and exciting opportunities in the construction sector”.

This KTP was co-funded by Innovate UK.

Funding competitions for KTP are open throughout the year. If you think a partnership with a specialist academic team within the UK Knowledge Base could help your business deliver a key innovation project, find out more about KTP here. 

 

“Outstanding” KTP Helps Address Housing Crisis & Net Zero

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Platinum Electrical Engineering and Northumbria University has received the highest possible rating by an independent assessor.

The KTP Project

The Project focussed on the BAM (buildings additive manufacturing) potential for building affordable housing and involved creating bespoke additive manufacturing equipment and software. The aim was to create a prototype device capable of the in-situ manufacture of two-storey structures and eventually a row of terraced houses.

Deployment of the BAM equipment on a housing project will reduce build costs and times and deliver new homes more rapidly, addressing the UK’s housing crisis.

Outcomes – saves build time & costs

One of the outputs of the KTP is a new Building Additive Manufacturing (BAM) capability which ‘prints’ the complete structure of a building by autonomously depositing concrete layer by layer from the ground upwards.

The BAM capability reduces build cost and time, as well as making a significant contribution to net-zero by streamlining the supply chain, reducing construction materials transportation and waste to near net-zero. Cement usage is reduced by using alternative waste materials from steel and coal industries.

Outstanding Grading from Innovate UK

Now the partnership has been rated as “outstanding” by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  Knowledge Transfer Adviser, John Clayton, of KTN supported the KTP throughout and commented: “This was an extremely challenging and complex project. The impressive results, demonstrated by this Outstanding grade, were achieved through excellent collaboration among the company and university team, led by KTP Associate Laurence whose performance, insight and team-working was exemplary throughout the KTP.”

Associate Laurence Foster, in collaboration with academics from Northumbria’s Faculty of Engineering & Environment and the Platinum project team worked on-site at Platinum’s premises in Gateshead to take the project through a detailed two-year project plan involving discovery, technology development, prototyping, testing, and continual enhancements.

Ongoing impact

Platinum is continuing to develop the technology and collaborate with the university, headed by Associate Professor Phil Hackney, an expert in Rapid Manufacturing. The follow-on project, In-situ Building Advanced Construction (IBAC), also represents a major innovation for UK construction in its approach towards net-zero carbon by 2050.

Laurence and the team have already been in talks with several Councils, housing providers, and architechtural organisations to explore collaborative projects using the BAM technologies developed in the KTP.

Commenting on the KTP, Laurence said: “This project has opened my eyes to the huge potential benefits to industries and wider socio-economic implications through the development of newly emerging innovative systems. I’ve honed my CAD design, 3D printing and project management skills to enable realisation of the second known additive manufacture system in the UK capable of printing concrete.

“I believe this opportunes positive disruption for the construction industry and its traditional methodologies, through adoption of advanced automated manufacturing technologies. This provides new and alternative ways for structures to be built with safer practices and significantly reduced costs, emissions, wastage and timescales compared to existing industry norms.”

The KTP Associate role

KTP Associates have a hybrid role, working at the company, with regular visits from Academic staff to supervise the project and discuss with the company team. Laurence was able to learn from his colleagues in Platinum, including his company supervisor Adam Viney, Electrical Control Engineer, and to collaborate with leading researchers in Northumbria’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering on the investigation of deposition of cementatious materials.

Laurence is now employed by Platinum in a new role as Lead R&D Engineer, and continues to work on a range of projects, including the continuation from the KTP project. He was also finalist in the Future Innovator category in last year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards.

The Company

Gateshead-based Platinum Electrical Engineering designs and manufactures bespoke electrical machinery, control systems, and equipment for clients in manufacturing, defence, aviation, and automation.

Their strategy is to exploit their unique engineering expertise working collaboratively with partners to develop innovative solutions for industry and societal challenges.

Their approach, led by Managing Director Stephen Maltby, of combining engineering expertise, market insights, IIOT, and partnership building underpinned the KTP. Stephen explained that BAM has enabled long term relationships and future projects, with interest from several academic establishments and industry collaborators already in play.

This project was co-funded by Innovate UK.

Want to engage in a KTP?

If you think a collaboration with a specialist academic team could help your business achieve innovation impact, find out more about KTP here.

Funding competitions for KTP are open throughout the year.

Want to work as a KTP Associate? More about the role here and current vacancies here. 

Find your latest KTP Associate Job

Looking to jump-start your career?

Here are 5 New Job Opportunities

If you’re looking for a job where you can apply your academic knowledge to a real-world business challenge, find out about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Linking forward-looking businesses with top academic teams, KTPs spearhead innovation. Each KTP is led by a KTP Associate. Find out more about the role here and see a summary of the latest KTP Associate jobs below. See more info and jobs here.

 

Data Engineer – KTP Associate

Looking for a  job in London and keen to start a career in Data Engineering?

The University of Derby and Aquis Exchange,  an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses, has an exciting opportunity for a super-talented AI & Machine Learning graduate with a scientific, mathematical or engineering background. 

 Find out more about the role here.

Location: LONDON

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 

Closing Date: 21 FEBRUARY 2021

 

Process Engineer for Microalgae Manufacturer – KTP Associate

Want to collaborate with the world’s best biotechnology scientist? ScotBio, a forward-thinking biotechnology company producing innovative everyday all-natural ingredients and colourants and the University of Strathclyde are keen to find a driven Chemical Engineer, Data Scientist, Electrical Engineer or Chemistry background graduate. Learn more about the role here

Location: YATE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000

Closing Date:7 MARCH 2021

 

Product Development Engineer – KTP Associate

The University of Exeter and Torin-Sifan, a design and manufactures company are looking for an engineering graduate with a background in physics or mathematics. If you want to kick start your career find out more about this role here.

Location: SWINDON, WILTSHIRE – 36 MONTHS

Salary: £27,511 – £34,804

Closing Date: 8 MARCH 2021

 

Data Scientist – KTP Associate

The University of York and Jigsaw Insurance Services, an insurance broker specialising in car and pet insurance, are seeking a Computer Science PhD or relevant to develop a state-of-the-art machine learning vehicle user platform.  Find out more about the role here.

Location: HARROGATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Salary:£38,017-£38,017

Closing Date: 14 MARCH 2021

 

Big Data Software Engineer – KTP Associate

The University of York and Jigsaw Insurance Services, an insurance broker specialising in car and pet insurance, are seeking an enthusiastic  Computer Science PhD or relevant background to develop and implement a mobile application. Find out more about the role here.

Location: HARROGATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Salary: £38,017-£38,017

Closing Date: 14 MARCH 2021

 

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Working with applications involving the Electromagnetic Spectrum?

Join KTN’s new Innovation Network.

What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is a seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.

KTN – the company which is also a delivery partner for KTP, via its national network of 31 Knowledge Transfer Advisers – has set up an Electromagnetic Spectrum Innovation Network to advise Ofcom on the issues and opportunities surrounding the allocation of spectrum for various applications. The spectrum is a finite resource and its efficient management will help the UK economy to grow. 

However, many businesses may not fully appreciate that the spectrum is a key component in their value chains. Many people are becoming aware of the Internet of Things (IoT), from consumer goods to manufacturing where opportunities are expected to arise from analysing the data from a large variety of sensors. This is a function of the ubiquity of wifi, broadband and a variety of connection protocols. 

Getting the sensor data to where it can be processed, will use some part of the spectrum if a fixed line is not viable. Similarly getting the information to a user might also need to make use of the spectrum. All of this has to be achieved without affecting the traditional users of the spectrum, such as broadcasters 

In addition, some of these devices will be very simple, making them very insecure. This means as the technology evolves, so will potential threats. Therefore, there is also an overlap with the cybersecurity domain which needs to be understood. 

CURRENT MEMBERS

KTN has assembled a number of strategic stakeholders in this group, which includes:

Jo O’ Riodan – Tech UK Spectrum Policy Forum 

Luis Lopez-Bracey – UKRI EPSRC 

John Mettrop – CAA Policy Specialist Spectrum 

Chris Swinerd – Defence Science Technology Laboratories (Dstl) 

Ed Freeman Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) 

Graham Warren – Ofcom Director of Spectrum 

Dr Anil Shukla – National Spectrum Centre

AN INVITATION TO YOU:

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Innovation Network is looking to engage with academics and SMEs who are working on applications that make use of the spectrum to enter a dialogue that will help inform this community. 

Please register your interest via this sign up form.

Find out more here. 

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Looking to Make a Positive Impact?

Here are 5 Great Job Opportunities

From Software Engineering at Telecoms giant BT to worlds leading aquaculture at Ace Aquatec … 

Boost your Career with this week’s list of the latest vacancies for talented Graduates / Post Graduates to lead innovation projects as a KTP Associate.

Find out more about the role here and see a summary of the latest KTP Associate jobs below.
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Business Improvement Manager – KTP Associate

The University of Strathclyde and J WF Process Solutions one of the biggest independent suppliers of measurement and instrumentation equipment in the UK has an exciting opportunity for a super-talented ??  Graduate/ Postgraduate in Engineering or Management related subject (preferably With Modules Containing Innovation and Technology Content). Find out more about the role here.

Location: GLASGOW

Salary: £32,000 – £34,000

Closing Date: 17 FEBRUARY 2021

Graduate in Biomedical Sciences/Engineering – KTP Associate

Ulster University and Biopanda Reagents Ltd, an innovative Biosciences company, are looking for a Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering. If you want to kick start your career find out more about this role here.

Location: BELFAST, COUNTY ANTRIM

Salary: £28,000 – £33,000

Closing Date: 22 FEBRUARY 2021

Research Software Engineer  – KTP Associate

Queens University of Belfast, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BT is seeking motivated postgraduate to work on cutting edge projects. Find out more about the role here.

Location: BELFAST, COUNTY ANTRIM

Salary: £26,000 – £34,000

Closing Date: 3 MARCH 2021

Research Fellow – KTP Associate

Want to collaborate with the world’s leading aquaculture and marine company? 

Ace Aquatec, an innovative aquaculture and marine company and Edinburgh Napier University are keen to find a driven Data Scientist, with AI, Internet of things (IoT) cloud computing/analytics or a related discipline background. Learn more about the role here

Location: DUNDEE, CITY OF DUNDEE

Salary: £32,816 – £32,816

Closing Date: 5 MARCH 2021

Digital Enterprise Transformation Manager – KTP Associate

Are you a Digital Marketing graduate looking for a unique opportunity to deliver an innovative project?  UWS University of West Scotland and O’Neil Gas, a family-run Heating, Gas, Oil and Plumbing Services company in Ayrshire, is looking for a digital marketing graduate or MSc in digital marketing, e-commerce or related.  Learn more about the role here

Location: AYR, AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN 

Salary: £30,000

Closing Date:11 March 2021 

 

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Find your latest KTP Associate Job

Looking to kick start your career?

Here are 5 New Job Opportunities

If you’re looking for a job where you can apply your academic knowledge to a real-world business challenge, find out about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).
Linking forward-looking businesses with top academic teams, KTPs spearhead innovation. Each KTP is led by a KTP Associate.
Find out more about the role here and see a summary of the latest KTP Associate jobs below.
See more info and jobs here.

 

Machine Learning Development Engineer -KTP Associate 

The University of Surrey and 360 Science, a software science company, are looking for a Computer Science, Data Science or Mathematics PhD. If you want to kick start your career find out more about this role here.

Location: LEATHERHEAD, SURREY

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

Closing Date: 7 FEBRUARY 2021

Machine Learning Data Engineer – KTP Associate

The University of Derby and AddQual, manufacturing aerospace, medical, automotive specialist are seeking an enthusiastic Computer Science PhD or relevant background. Find out more about the role here.

Location: DERBY, DERBYSHIRE

Salary: £25,217 – £30,046

Closing Date: 9 FEBRUARY 2021

AI & Machine Learning Development Engineer-KTP Associate

The University of Derby’s College of Science & Engineering and Premtech, independent and innovative company has an exciting opportunity for a super-talented PhD (or equivalent) to fast-track their career in AI & Machine learning development. Find out more about the role here.

Location: ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, LEICESTERSHIRE

Salary: £30,942 – £39,152

Closing Date: 10 FEBRUARY 2021

Neuro Marketing Researcher – KTP Associate

Are you an aspiring NeuroScientist looking to fast-track your career? Keele University and Risual, an IT consultancy that offers managed services is seeking a Cognitive Neuroscience or Computational neuroscience MSC postgraduate. Find out more about the role here.

Location: STAFFORD, STAFFORDSHIRE

Salary: £34,022 – £40,430

Closing Date:16 FEBRUARY 2021 

Process Engineer for Microalgae Manufacturer – KTP Associate

Want to Collaborate with the world’s best biotechnology scientists? ScotBio, a forward-thinking biotechnology company producing innovative everyday all-natural ingredients and colourants and the University of Strathclyde are keen to find a driven Chemical Engineer, Data Scientist, Electrical Engineer or Chemistry background graduate. Learn more about the role here

Location: YATE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000

Closing Date: 7 MARCH 2021

 

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Sophisticated Royalties Calculator, developed by KTP, Empowers Musicians

KTP Case Study: Sentric Music Group and Loughborough University 

The Partnership

Sentric Music Group is an award-winning, independent music publisher based in Liverpool with offices across Europe and North America. Sentric represents songwriters and copyright owners all over the globe to ensure they receive the money they are owed, enabling writers and partners to collect publishing royalties via their established direct collection network and industry-innovating technology. Today Sentric represents more than 2 million musical works from modern hits through to timeless evergreen classics.

The company partnered with academic experts at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) supported by Innovate UK, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council ESRC.

The Challenge 

Sentric had a substantial amount of data relating to revenues, social media and online fan base activity for artists and songwriters on their roster. The aims of this KTP were to analyse these complex data sets to understand the impact on royalties; and from this to more broadly embed within the company the ability to interpret traditional and non-traditional data sets.

Meeting the aims of the project would allow Sentric to move closer to its strategic goal of enhancing reporting and data feedback methods to artists to enable further transparency, accurate payments and forecasting of future earnings.

Why KTP was the right mechanism to achieve this

The company had identified the opportunity to incorporate insights from its data collection exercise and elements of predictive modelling into an innovative proprietary rights management platform, RightsApp, which the company will licence commercially to other publishing companies worldwide. 

However, such a project required a specific set of research and data analysis skills that were not available within the company. Entering a KTP with Loughborough University provided access to the expertise needed.

From a project management perspective, navigation of the project required an understanding of the requirements and challenges around the data; experience of managing a research-based project with uncertain outcomes; and an understanding of the music industry and the marketplace in which the company operated. This was brought to the project by the Academic lead from Loughborough University. 

From a data analysis point of view, the project required implementation of a lengthy iterative data exploration; cleaning and analysis of data; and expertise in statistics, SQL databases, interpretation and visualisation of data, and software development of data products. This expertise was provided by the KTP Associate, a highly skilled post-doctoral researcher in the quantitative social sciences.

The nature of the KTP programme provided enough structure to give shape and progression to the project, but also enough flexibility for adaptation and innovation through the course of the project. 

Furthermore, the mechanism of the KTP was ideal for balancing the business and academic sides of the project, and a close and productive working relationship between the company and the academic team delivered outcomes that exceeded expectations.

Image: KTP Associate, Dr Joe Watson (now employed by Sentric) at a BBC Introducing Live event in London.

How did the KTP meet the need?

The outcomes of the KTP far exceeded the original aims. 

  • The ‘royalty calculator’ developed provides a user-friendly, accessible platform for exploration of royalty predictions and produces outputs that can be used both in day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decision making.  The calculator is the result of analysis of millions of lines of complex publishing data from multiple data sources in different formats from multiple performing rights organisations across multiple territories. 

What changed as a result of the KTP?

The knowledge gained from the KTP has had an impact on all teams within Sentric. 

  • The Marketing and Communication team can use the Royalty Calculator to influence marketing messages to artists; and include specific examples of how much can be generated from a TV or radio broadcast, a stream via a digital service provider such as Spotify, or a live performance. This gives Sentric a Unique Selling Point and has had a significant positive impact on new business.
  • Rights Management team and Finance teams: understanding royalty rates has allowed for greater scrutiny of royalties being paid by collection societies around the world. During the KTP, Sentric Music was also given additional insight into its performance by Spotify via the launch of its Spotify Publishing Analytics platform. 
  • Moving forward, an improved understanding has fed into what royalty sources are focused on for further investigation and is informing how planning for future features in RightsApp put in place to ensure that analysis can be applied and predictive figures provided wherever possible. 
  • The development team has gained significant understanding through the KTP, and now approach projects with a “data first” attitude, ensuring that its potential is considered. The long-term view of data and its potential use has changed thinking with the company for the better. 

Image: The Royalty Calculator being demonstrated at BBC Introducing Live

Broad benefits and impacts for all partners

Alongside the benefits to Sentric, there are a number of broader potential benefits and impacts from the KTP project with regards to the careers of artists in the UK music industry. 

For Artists:

  • Given the increasing importance of the independent sector to the UK music industry, yet at the same time the increased precariousness of artist’s careers in relation to income and sustaining a career in music, the findings offer potentially important intelligence to artists in the development of their social media strategies and ability to make more informed decisions about their recording and performance activities; and aid them in developing self-sustaining careers in music.
  • Similarly, through the implementation of the royalties calculator, Sentric can provide detailed insights and advice regarding potential income distributions from a wide variety of platforms both to their roster of over 100,000 songwriters and catalogue owners, and to the many new artists who look to sign up with their service each year. 

For the University

  • Analysing complex data sets through advanced statistical modelling has allowed the lead academic and the KTP Associate to co-author a highly novel evidence-based contribution to the understanding of how the social media activity of independent music artists impacts upon their earnings. 

For the KTP Associate:

  • The KTP Associate has been employed by the company to take the project’s innovations forward.

Quantifiable benefits

The royalty calculator has immediately helped Sentric sign up new clients and retain existing clients, increasing Sentric’s sales. 

The estimated change in annual sales turnover expected in three years’ time is in the order of £400,000. The estimated change in annual profit before tax expected in three years’ time is in the order of £160,000.

“Quote, unquote”

Commenting on the partnership Phil Rose, Head of Rights Management at Sentric Music Group said: “Our involvement in the KTP exceeded our expectations. As well as achieving what we wanted out of the KTP, we also found a key member of our future team who has continued to develop on what we uncovered to further benefit Sentric and the wider music publishing industry”.

Dr Allan Watson, Director of Studies (PGT), School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University added: “The KTP provided us with a unique opportunity..to apply our academic expertise to addressing an industry-relevant challenge. From a research perspective, the KTP enabled us to undertake the first and only robust quantitative analysis of the relationship between social media following and royalty income. Having the KTP Associate placed within the company provided the perfect bridge between the company and the academic team, allowing us to exceed both the business and academic goals for the partnership”.

Susan Suttle, specialist Knowledge Transfer Adviser at KTN – the company which supports KTP programme delivery – added: “This project is a really inspiring example of how KTP can be used in the creative industries – here, by establishing a dynamic and highly effective collaborative partnership to develop and apply technology that transforms musicians’ lives and livelihoods, and which benefits the wider sector too”.

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Funding competitions for KTP are open throughout the year. If you think a partnership with a top academic team could help your business innovate for positive change, find out more at ktp-uk.org/business

Want to find out more about working as a KTP Associate? Info here and Jobs here 

Banner Image: Laura Oakes performs at BBC Introducing Live, London

Featured image: Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash

 

 

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Working as a KTP Associate could be for you.

See 5 of the Newest Job Opportunities below – plus many more…..

Work with forward-looking companies, spearheading innovation via a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Each KTP is led by a KTP Associate – you can find out more about the KTP Associate role here.

A summary of the latest KTP Associate jobs is below. See more info and jobs here.

Machine Learning and Text Mining/NLP Scientist – KTP Associate

The University of Manchester and Thornton & Lowe, a specialist bid writing and tender management company are looking for a PhD or equivalent professional in Machine Learning. If you want to kick start your career find out more about this role here.

Location: BOLTON, GREATER MANCHESTER

Salary: £32,815 – £40,322

Closing Date: 4 FEBRUARY 2021

Insect quantitative genetics – KTP Associate

The University of Edinburgh and Beta Bugs Ltd, a cutting edge biotechnology company that produces enhanced insect strains for the growing insect farming industry, are seeking an ambitious MSC OR PHD in quantitative genetics and breeding (TYPE A) or Computer Science/Data Science/Bioinformatics background. Find out more about the role here.

Location: EDINBURGH, CITY OF EDINBURGH

Salary: £31,000 – £33,000

Closing Date: 16 FEBRUARY 2021

Mechatronic Design and Control Engineer – KTP Associate

The University of Manchester and Forth Engineering (Cumbria) Ltd, a remote engineering solutions provider for extreme environments, has an exciting opportunity for a super-talented PhD (or equivalent) to fast-track their career in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Computing, Robotics. Find out more about the role here.

Location: MARYPORT, CUMBRIA

Salary: £32,816 – £40,322

Closing Date: 19 FEBRUARY 2021

Social Sciences Researcher – KTP Associate

Looking for a Social Researcher role? Artesia Consulting Ltd, a forward-thinking consultancy based around data science serving the water sector and the University of Manchester are keen to find a MASTER’S graduate in an area such as human geography, environmental sociology, environmental humanities, environmental governance, social anthropology to drive this KTP project. Learn more about the role here

Location: YATE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Salary: £27,511 – £31,865

Closing Date: 22 FEBRUARY 2021

Data Scientist – KTP Associate

Are you a Data Scientist looking to fast-track your career? Robert Gordon University (School of Computing) and AISUS Offshore Ltd, a remote inspection technologies specialist, is seeking a tech-savvy postgraduate from a Data Science or Computer Engineering background. Find out more about the role here.

Location: ABERDEEN, CITY OF ABERDEEN

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000

Closing Date: 22 FEBRUARY 2021

 

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KTP to develop intelligent tyre and wheel monitoring systems, reducing emissions

Aston University and RL Capital secure funding for KTP to extend their intelligent HGV Auto Align tyre and wheel offering to cars and vans.

RL Capital (RLC) develops intelligent tyre and wheel monitoring systems, reducing carbon and micro-particle vehicle emissions. Their new KTP with academics from Aston’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will help develop the functionality of AutoAlign – a wheel alignment fault detection system – opening them up to a market 20x the size they currently operate in.

According to Aston’s website: “RLC’s strategy is to expand and commercialise a portfolio of novel automotive fault detection systems. The company has already developed and  commercialised real-time tyre/wheel condition monitoring systems: TACscan (predictive tyre tread wear) and TyreWatch (commercial vehicle tyre pressure monitoring) with which the company has an ongoing technology partnership with McLaren Applied”.

RLC is now looking to develop AutoAlign, and a KTP is the most appropriate approach, allowing RLC to access Aston’s expertise in signal processing, dynamics & MEMs and machine learning. 

Aston’s academic team will develop a novel, real-time wheel alignment fault detection system (AutoAlign for Cars & Vans) to deliver accurate fault detection of wheel misalignment, enabling drivers and fleet operators to reduce power consumption and minimise air pollution caused by excess exhaust emissions and tyre wear.

KTN‘s Knowledge Transfer Adviser on the project, Stephen Woodhouse commented: “The knowledge and skills embedded by the KTP project provide a firm foundation for a series of future innovations by RLC supporting the future of mobility. This is an area identified by the Industrial Strategy as one of the four Grand Challenges for the UK. It’s fantastic that the KTP scheme affords Mark and the team at RLC the opportunity to access world-class research expertise.  The project delivers critical industry scale-up in a number exciting new areas; simultaneously addressing urgent environmental pressures and a range of societal needs.”

More on the story is here. 

This project received funding from Innovate UK.

Funding competitions for KTP and Management KTP are open throughout the year, enabling your business to collaborate with a specialist academic to drive innovation. Want to find out more about engaging in KTP?

Information for Businesses here.

The latest jobs for KTP Associates (who lead each KTP project) here.