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Best KTP Partnership in UK  

Queen’s and Bullivant Taranto Ltd in Tandragee, are this year’s winners of the UK’s Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

Part of a UK-wide programme, KTPS enable businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance by enhancing use of the knowledge residing in UK Higher Education Institutions. Queen’s is currently the UK’s leading university for KTPs, with 31 partnerships ongoing across the University, more than any other UK institution.

Dr Mary Flynn, Head of KTP & Business Networks at Queen's said: “This award is national recognition of the difference Queen’s makes to businesses every day. It is a fabulous acknowledgement of the work that goes into making a successful KTP.”

On winning the award, Simon Bullivant, Managing Director of Bullivant Taranto, said: “We are delighted that our project won the Best Partnership category in what is a really prestigious awards event in the field of innovation. The partnership we’ve embarked on with Queen’s and KTP Associate Richard Morton has brought innovations to our sector which we are really proud of.”

Carol Keery, Invest NI’s Director of Research and Development, said: “Northern Ireland businesses such as Bullivant Taranto are increasingly aware of the value of collaboration and the rewards it can bring. KTPs help get the best minds working together to solve problems, respond to challenges and spark creativity, thus stimulating growth and helping to drive future economic prosperity. I congratulate Bullivant on its success and hope that many more Northern Ireland companies continue to take advantage of the benefits of KTP.”

Click here for more information about KTP at Queen’s.


Pictured above are (L-R): Phil Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Cisco UK & Ireland; Dr Mohamed Sonebi, Queen’s; Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Skills & Enterprise; Richard Morton, KTP Associate at Bullivant Taranto Ltd; Simon Bullivant, Director of Bullivant Taranto Ltd; Niall Woods, Bullivant Taranto Ltd; Professor Su Taylor, Queen’s.


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