University of Exeter scoops two accolades at the Innovate UK Annual KTP Awards
The University of Exeter has been awarded two out of seven awards at the Innovate UK Annual KTP Awards, which recognises the people and partnerships behind the UK’s most inspiring and successful KTP projects.
The University was awarded Best Impact and Transformation Award and Technical Excellence Award at the ceremony held on Wednesday 12th October at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.
The University of Exeter’s KTP Associates, Matthew Harvey and Joshua Myrans, were recognised for their work in conjunction with the University’s partners SC Group and South West Water. Each KTP project brings together a talented graduate with organisations ‘looking to grow its knowledge base to apply ground-breaking expertise’.
Matthew Harvey, in partnership with the University of Exeter and SC Group and supported by Professor Chris Smith, was awarded the Best Impact and Transformation Award and recognised for his work to pioneer a hybrid electrical powered version of the All-Terrain Mobility Platform (the ATMP), one of the world’s most popular, versatile and battle-proven off road military vehicles.
Joshua Myrans, another associate of the University who worked in partnership with South West Water, was awarded the Technical Excellence Award and recognised for his work to help develop and implement a new AI tool to detect sewer faults using computer vision, building on his PhD research in the area, and with ongoing academic supervision from Prof Zoran Kapelan (KTP project lead) and Prof Richard Everson.
Speaking about the recognition, Chris Evans, Interim Director for Innovation, Impact and Business and Director of Regional Engagement at the University of Exeter said: “I am immensely proud of our associates Matthew and Joshua, our partners and the wider teams at the University on this fantastic result. These awards have recognised and demonstrated how valuable our partnerships are to the success of our students and the University.”
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills within the UK knowledge base. Innovate UK manages the KTP programme and facilitates its delivery through a range of partners including the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Knowledge Bases and Businesses.
Both the winning KTP projects were co-funded by UKRI through Innovate UK and by the partner organisations.
For more information on KTPs at the University of Exeter, visit exeter.ac.uk/business/innovate/knowledgetransferpartnerships/.