University of Hertfordshire graduate turned Knowledge Transfer Associate, Xiaojing Zhu, won the ‘Future Innovator’ award at the Knowledge Transfer Network’s ‘Best of the Best’ Awards earlier this month.
The win is a well-deserved recognition of Xiaojing’s contribution to the partnership that the University undertook with RGH Rubber, a manufacturer, convertor and distributer of foam and tape technologies.
Xiaojing supported the small business by leading the establishment of a new laboratory and the launch of a new product, the outcomes of which, strengthened the company’s commercial capacity and internal processes.
The KTP Best of the Best Awards, shine a spotlight on the KTP projects that have delivered above and beyond expectation. According to Bob Hildrow, Managing Director of RGH, Xiaojing was able to do just that:
“We’re really grateful for Xiaojing’s contribution to our business through the KTP. She pursued our agenda rigorously and delivered the requirements to a high standard; this award stands as a wonderful acknowledgement of her skills as an innovator and the positive impact she’s had at RGH.”
About Innovate UK / Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
This partnership received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme. KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. This successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK, is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.