After an exciting evening at the KTP Awards (catch up here), we’re excited to announce the winners of each award category. From Business Impact Award, Societal Impact Award and Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership, each finalist and winner highlighted the best of KTP. 

 

Read on to find out more about our award winners: 

 

Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award

Business: Red Whale (GP-Update)

Knowledge Base: University of Reading

Associate: Dr Blessing Mbipom

GP-Update Ltd and its 54 employees provide medical education to over 15,000 primary care clinicians each year including GP’s, Doctors, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers.

Their mission is to provide the best quality medical education in the UK (and abroad through their Social Enterprise) that engages and inspires clinicians to undertake CPD (Clinical Professional Development) and translates to immediate patient benefit through a unique combination of humour, action plans, and up-to-the-minute medical research.

This project set out to develop an engaging and effective online teaching platform to compliment the current face to face offering. The key to the project was to make sure that the new courses meet the unique selling point of being relevant, challenging and fun. In undertaking this KTP project the business has been able to drive forward its digital transformation strategy, build resilience, become more agile in working

practices and improve customer experiences.

View the other finalists here

 

Business Impact Award

Business: Family Law Partners

Knowledge Base: University of Brighton

Associate: Samashwin Paul

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.

View the other finalists here

 

Engineering Excellence Award

Business: JFD (Formerly Fathom Systems)

Knowledge Base: University of Strathclyde 

Associate: Fraser Stewart 

JFD is a global leader in the provision of underwater capability, serving commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services.

This KTP project was to embed Sensor and Artificial Intelligence expertise to monitor the health status of commercial divers. The new systems extend their commercial advantage and will save lives. The partnership also reacted to the pandemic by developing a new ventilator that incorporated monitoring oxygen-need and regulating the flow accordingly, reducing overall oxygen consumption significantly.

View the other finalists here

 

Societal Impact Award

Business: St David’s Children Society

Knowledge Base: Cardiff University

Associate: Coralie Merchant

St David’s Children Society is an adoption specialist and a not-for-profit Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA). The organisation is dedicated to finding families for vulnerable children across Wales and committed to providing ongoing support to the families created. Established in 1942, it is the longest-serving adoption agency in Wales and has enabled over 2,000 children to enjoy a brighter future as part of a permanent, loving home.

This KTP project looked to implement the research findings from the Wales Adoption

Cohort Study into a practical methodology to facilitate the adoption of priority children. The new Adopting Together programme is fully operational and improving the lives of many children. With expertise from clinical psychologists and therapeutic social workers, the programme is delivering early intervention, increased adoption rates and new commissioning models.

View the other finalists here

 

 

About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are a dynamic three- way collaboration between a business or not for profit organisation, one of the UK’s world- class knowledge bases, and a suitably qualified graduate. 

Working together this partnership powers strategic innovation projects, embeds expertise and drives commercial growth. The partnership is mutually beneficial, designed to result in lasting and transformative performance enhancements for the business; enriched applications of knowledge and research for the university; and an employment opportunity in a highly fulfilling role for the graduate. 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are funded by a grant to the university from Innovate UK and other government co-funders, and a cash contribution from the business involved. The programme is delivered by Knowledge Transfer Network, a network partner of Innovate UK. 

Interested in learning more? Find out here.

 

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