On completion of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Lancaster University and Pi in June 2017, Pi was awarded a ‘Very Good’ grading in their final assessment.
Dr. Prest joined Pi as a KTP associate in April 2014, to work on a three year secret development of a new sensor to add to Pi’s acclaimed range of sensors for online water monitoring. During this time, Dr. Prest was employed by Lancaster University’s Chemistry Department but spent the majority of his working week at Pi.
The TurbSense® turbidity sensor, developed by Dr. Prest was officially launched in February 2017. Since the product launch and subsequent completion of the KTP, Dr. Prest has been permanently employed by Pi as part of the development team.
What is the KTP Scheme?
The KTP scheme is a government sponsored scheme bringing Industry and Academia together with a KTP associate employed by a university working on a project based in a company. The scheme provides a conduit for the transfer of knowledge. The transfer is often both ways and brings benefits to all parties.
When asked about his work at Pi, Dr. Prest commented: