Aqualife’s collaboration with Scottish university judged “Outstanding”

We’re very pleased to announce that our recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Following completion, the KTP project was given “Outstanding” status by Innovate UK following independent assessment. This accolade is given to only a small percentage of all KTP projects.

The aim of the collaborative project between Aqualife and the university was “to develop new processes and technologies to increase the efficiency and improve the animal welfare of the fish handling and vaccination process”.

Technical Director, Phil Brown, who led the project said “We were already very happy with the outcome of the KTP project. Kristian Clezy, the graduate engineer placed into our company by UWS, did excellent work and helped us achieve considerable progress. The results we achieved led into our current R&D programme. This is focussed on the development of our machine-vaccination service, which is crucial to Aqualife’s future strategy. To receive this independent recognition of the KTP project’s success really is the icing on the cake.”

David Kennedy, project leader for UWS, said “KTP projects are a vital part of the university’s links with industry. We knew that this project had very significant practical impact and are very pleased to have its Outstanding status recognised by InnovateUK. The project also led to one of our graduates landing a very good job in industry, which is an equally important outcome for the university.”