The Business Impact Award at this year’s KTP Awards 2021 celebrates the business that has demonstrated substantial economic impact from its KTP

Read on to see who made it to become finalists at this year’s awards.


Bobst Manchester Ltd / Manchester Metropolitan University / Dr Carolin Struller


About Bobst Manchester Ltd

Bobst Manchester Ltd (BML)’s core business is to provide equipment for vacuum coating thin flexible polymer substrates and converting bulk material into intonal products. BML’s principal customers supply coated materials for food packaging.


This project aimed to exploit a significant market opportunity by addressing key economic and functional issues faced by their customers in food packaging. The project was highly successful owing to the research-led innovation and allowed the business to develop new products that have positioned BOBST as the market leader in AlOx packaging.


Family Law Partners / University of Brighton / Samashwin Paul


About Family Law Partners

Family Law Partners was incorporated in 2011. Its team of family law specialists promote alternatives to the family court process. Accordingly, they invest significantly in training and development, so our specialisms include mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration.


This KTP sought to embed knowledge engineering expertise to develop a rules-based decision support system to underpin novel models of family law provision. The company says the acceleration in its growth and its reputation for innovation stems from its KTP. Their flagship platform is The Family Law Lab, which has already been used by over 4,000 individuals, free of charge, to instruct their lawyers.


IG Masonry Support Systems / Queen’s University Belfast / Emanuele Scarabino


About IG Masonry Support Systems

Masonry Support Systems Ltd T/A IG Masonry Support Systems (IGMSS) was incorporated within The Keystone Group in 2014 to increase the range of products of the Group.

IGMS is a leading company in masonry façades and manufactures one of the most practical and advanced ranges of masonry support systems on the market. IGMS operates from two sites located in Northern Ireland and England.


The overall aim of the KTP project was to improve the design of the company’s core product, the masonry support façade system, to increase the business’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. The project’s achievements are attributed to the solver program developed through KTP, which the business believe to be the most highly sophisticated model for the design of masonry support systems. Furthermore, this KTP has kick-started a culture of innovation and further major investments.

The Awards 

Join these finalists and others at the KTP Awards show taking place on September 23rd between 16:00 – 18:00 online. 

The ceremony will include keynote speeches from:

  • Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive of Innovate UK,
  • Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 
  • Alicia Greated, Chief Executive of KTN 
  • Richard Lamb, KTP Programme Manager at Innovate UK

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