This year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards reflect the extraordinary diversity of KTP’s reach. With projects running throughout the UK, across almost every sector of the economy and involving innovation of such rich variety KTP truly is a unique mechanism for enabling positive change. 

Every KTP should benefit all three partners involved, and this is a key consideration in the Best KTP Award – the most prestigious of the six categories being Awarded this year. 

This award honours the most outstanding overall partnership; the one which has brought the most significant benefits to all three participants, and which best exemplifies true innovation through collaboration. The winner will be announced in our Virtual Ceremony on Wednesday 9 September, 4-5pm by Dr Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK. Join us to find out who wins by registering for the event here


Company Aquacheck Engineering 

University Manchester Metropolitan University

KTP Associate Dario Chiantello

Funding Innovate UK

Aquacheck, a market leading supplier of standpipes to UK water companies, wanted to create a new Internet of Things (IoT) device – a Smart Standpipe – that could solve well-known and industry-wide issues through the integration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure. This would allow the water companies to monitor real time data for the location, volume, flow and pressure readings for every standpipe in use. The result was the creation of a state of the art Smart Standpipe. More on this project here. 


Company GAMA Healthcare

University Cardiff University

KTP Associate Dr Maria Rubiano

Funding Innovate UK

A specialist in Infection Prevention Technology, GAMA Healthcare  manufactures innovative antimicrobial products; and as the largest supplier of wet and dry wipes in the United Kingdom (with at least one of the products used in every National Health Service hospital), GAMA wanted to consolidate its market leading  position by expanding its range of biocidal products to include claim for virucidal and tuberculocidal efficacy. More on this KTP here. 

Company: SC Group Global

University: University of Exeter

KTP Associate: Matt Harvey

Funding: InnovateUK

Green military machine? This collaboration is accelerating the implementation and integration of electric and hybrid powertrains, helping make military equipment more environmentally sustainable, offering new or enhanced capabilities, and opening up opportunities in other sectors (marine, emergency response, disaster relief, hazardous environments).


Join us on Wednesday 9 September, 4-5 in the Laval Virtual world as KTN brings you the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020 in partnership with our colleagues at Immerse UK

Find out more about participating in KTP and view the latest KTP Associate jobs

Funding competitions for KTP are open throughout the year. KTP is funded by UKRI through Innovate UK.

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