First introduced in 2020, this award recognises the wider impacts of KTP, including projects who have delivered a societal, social, or environmental benefit.

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


Red Whale (GP-Update) / University of Reading / Dr Blessing Mbipom


About Red Whale (GP-Update)

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 KTP looked to create a platform to deliver state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice training in medicine and healthcare, across a range of devices, accessible at any time and location. In addition to being a commercial success the company were able to support the NHS through the pandemic by providing free access to COVID related content and have an international programme to support family doctors in low-income countries with free access, impacting the wellbeing of people across the world.


St David’s Children Society / School of Psychology, Cardiff University / Coralie Merchant


About St David’s Children Society

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.


Trelleborg / Loughborough University / Adam Nevin


About Trelleborg

Trelleborg Retford’s core business is engineered polymer solutions, specialising in polyurethane and representing a centre of excellence and innovation within the wider Trelleborg group. Trelleborg Retford is housed in a recently constructed manufacturing facility featuring state-of-the-art processing and testing facilities.


This partnership aimed to deliver novel coating technology with wind turbines as the primary market. 60% of windfarms face objections on the basis of interfering with military or civil radar systems. This KTP developed a coating that makes the structures invisible to S-band radar which will allow a surge in planning consents. The potential increase in renewable energy would be enough to generate electricity to power over 15 million homes and save almost 70 million tonnes of CO2 per year.


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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