KTP 2015 Awards Nomination

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS), a leading manufacturer of low power, high speed non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) carbon dioxide gas sensors, based in Cumbernauld, was shortlisted for the Best of the Best 2015 prize at this year’s prestigious Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Awards.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme linking commercial organisations with academic institutions to help support and shape the future of British business. Its primary objective is to help businesses grow through improved innovation, competitiveness and productivity via better use of the knowledge, technology and skills available within UK universities and other parts of the UK knowledge base.  It is funded by the Government’s innovation experts, Innovate UK, along with 12 other public sector partners, and aims to strengthen the competitiveness, wealth creation and economic performance of the UK by enhancing knowledge and skills, and stimulating innovation through collaboration.

GSS has been recognised for its patented NDIR low power, high performance sensor technology for capnography applications.

The Awards exist to celebrate the standout success and achievements of a few outstanding individuals and organisations.  They were presented during a high profile ceremony which took place on 10 November as part of Innovate 2015, the UK’s two-day flagship conference, exhibition and networking event held in partnership with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

The event was attended by over 400 leading figures from the world of academia and innovation, as well as UK investors and international delegations visiting London for Innovate 2015.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Calum Macgregor, Engineering & Operations Director, said: “we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the KTP Best of Best award.  This project has helped to pave the way to applications in capnography”.

Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, added: The drive, creativity and results that knowledge transfer partnerships achieve are incredible and it’s no wonder they have been going for more than 40 years.

“It never fails to impress me what people can achieve given the opportunity and encouragement. It’s those top calibre partnerships that get through the independent nomination process for our best of the best awards.

“Those nominated in 2015 are from every corner of the country and are a testament to the fantastic skills, talent and ingenuity that can be developed when our universities and businesses work together. Well done to them all.”

Notes to Editors:

Gas Sensing Solutions
Founded in June 2006, Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd (GSS) is a leading manufacturer of low power, high speed non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) carbon dioxide gas sensors.  Maintaining a current production capacity of around 60,000 units per annum, GSS have industry specialists on hand, committed to providing exceptional customer service and support in 46 countries world-wide.

Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy – delivering productivity, new jobs and exports and keeping the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk

UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. Click here to visit the UKTI website for more information visit:  www.gov.uk/ukti