KTP recently approved projects

Wates Construction Ltd is one of a number of businesses to successfully receive Government funding through the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme to work with Plymouth University. 

This is the University’s first postdoctoral KTP which sees the findings of a Plymouth PhD researcher funded by Wates being taken into the commercial setting by the postdoctoral KTP. Supported by Professor Steve Goodhew from the School of Architecture, Design and Environment and Professor Shaofeng Liu from Plymouth Graduate School of Management, the project aim is to research, select and embed sustainable technologies into Wates construction projects and implement these to the benefit of both Wates and customers. Wates are a London based £800m turnover construction business that deliver low-carbon retail building.

Langage Farm in Plymouth is teaming up with Plymouth University experts on its KTP programme to work towards embedding a new technical function to enhance product quality and reduce waste.

Experts from the School of Biological Sciences will provide support to the company on this two and a half year project, working alongside a recent graduate (KTP Associate), with experience of Quality Management Systems, biological testing and analysis from a food industry background.

Within the southwest region, Langage Farm is a well known brand specifically as a retailer of high quality ice creams and other dairy products such as clotted cream, yoghurts, spreads, cottage/cream cheese and dips.