GCU nominated for two KTP Scotland Awards

GLASGOW Caledonian University has been nominated for two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Scotland Awards.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. Glasgow Caledonian University’s work with Rawlplug Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of specialist anchoring and fixing systems used in construction, industry and retail markets, has been formally rated as outstanding by independent assessors as part of the KTP programme.

Lead academic on the project was Dr Bruce Wood of the School of Engineering and Computing, who oversaw a KTP project working with Mary Maclachlan involving finite element analysis and optimisation in fixture design. This KTP project was the third with Rawlplug, which previously worked with Glasgow Caledonian University to establish a new system for product design and development and implement a new CAD system.

In Caledonian Business School, the first KTP in Scotland on human resource management, led by Dr Gill Maxwell and Morag McLean of the Department of Management, has also been nominated for a KTP Scotland Award. The KTP with Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd (IES) was formally rated as very good, the second highest category of rating, and was completed early this year. With GCU’s expert advice on HRM, IES now has an HR specialist in its Glasgow head office and a firm basis for developing HR strategy and practices to actively support rapid and on-going international expansion.

The KTP Scotland Awards takes place in February at the Doubletree Dunblane Hydro in Perthshire. For more information on either project or working with Glasgow Caledonian University on a KTP project, please contact Knowledge Transfer Manager Janette McAlpine on 0141 331 8877.

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