KTP recently approved projects


The aim of this 27-month KTP collaboration with the University of Plymouth is to develop and embed a scientific method to certify the purity and quality of Cannabidiol (CBD) to ensure it is a safe ingredient to be used in the development of new innovative nanotechnology-based formulations.

This project is supported by Professor Richard Handy and Dr Rich Billington from the School of Biological and Marine Sciences and Dr David Jenkins from the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics.

Formed in 2008 and with full ISO 17025 accredited facilities, ADSL’s fully qualified team specialise in formulation and testing services within the cosmetic and household goods Industry. Their exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management enable them to support customer every step of the way to see their product through to successful market launch.

Artemis Optical Limited

The aim of this 24-month KTP collaboration with the University of Plymouth is to establish a systematic approach to analyse and optimise key PVD manufacturing processes and equipment to; increase yield, enhance quality, increase performance and reduce waste. This will allow quicker response time, increased flexibility and access to new markets and applications.

This project is supported by Dr Shakil Awan and Dr David Jenkins, both from the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics.

Formed in 1952, Artemis Optical are world-leaders in the design and manufacture of bespoke thin film coatings for use in the most challenging and progressive applications. These include; periscope and sighting systems, head-up and helmet mounted displays, laser protection and narrow band analytical filters. Customers are leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the UK, Europe and USA, supplying some of the world's largest and influential organisations in sectors such as Defence, Aerospace, Healthcare and Precision Coatings.

Yellow Hammer Brewing Limited

The key aim of this 24-month Management KTP collaboration with the University of Plymouth is to optimise digital marketing processes and develop a digital marketing campaign for a new, healthier beer brand, targeting a health-conscious demographic, whilst increasing the online presence for their existing brands. This will enable the company to continue innovating for the longer term by providing a roadmap for future digital innovations.

This project is supported by Mr Andrew Morton, Dr Christopher Agyapong Siaw from Plymouth Business School and by Dr Gail Rees, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health).

Yellow Hammer Brewing Limited are a family owned and operated craft brewery based in Devon and operating across Devon and up to the West Midlands. Their focus is on using high-quality ingredients alongside sustainable and innovative brewing processes in order to create a consistently exceptional product. Hanlons have a highly motivated team that are driven by a shared vision to produce the highest quality, and often award-winning beers and ales. Hanlons is a company that is continually innovating whilst retaining its core cultural principles around quality and sustainability. The business is now looking to make the next step-change in its business model – developing an agile digital marketing strategy to drive sales in the new, 'healthy' beer market as well as their current brand portfolio.