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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Success stories

Astra Zeneca and University of Exeter

Researchers from Exeter successfully streamlined Astra Zeneca’s environmental impact testing.

‘Through these links we’re able to tap into a much wider network of academics through the Universities. It’s a very valuable way of working’.

Ross Brown , Senior Safety, Health and Environment Specialist


Langage Farm and Plymouth University

The firm has embarked on its second KTP with the University experts in food quality, to gain a greater understanding of small seasonal variations in the dairy products’ appearance and texture.

‘Anna’s application, analytical and research skills are second to none and have made a huge difference, like a breath of fresh air to our business. Knowing we have the infrastructure of Plymouth University behind the scenes to support our investigations again is crucial for our development and also very comforting. Knowing and applying the science behind what we do in dairy manufacturing gives us and our staff a massive advantage in ensuring our products are of the highest quality and standards possible.’

Paul Winterton, Managing Director, Langage Farm


A&P Falmouth and University of Exeter

In order to better focus their efforts on the marine renewable energy sector,  A&P made use of Exeter graduate Amanda Pound who is now their Marine Renwable Energy Manager and have invested £1.7 million in their production and load facilities .

 ‘When you use universities and the facilities they have, they can actually fill in a lot of gaps and propel you to a position where you can enter the market much quicker and with a much stronger presence in that sector.’

Amanda Pound, Exeter graduate and Marine Renewable Energy Manager, A&P Falmouth


Gross Interactive Ltd and Plymouth University

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Dr Rohana Rajapaske, who is now a senior developer within the company, helped develop a new software component iSuggest, 12 months earlier than expected and ahead of competitors.

‘Our passion for information management and the concept of Intelligent Business, underpinned by our collaboration with Plymouth University, reinforces our ability to deliver innovative solutions to our clients’ requirements.’

Robert McCarthy, Managing Director, GOSS Interactive Ltd