KTP is a three-way collaboration to empower innovation. A business, an academic institution, and a graduate to Employer innovation, improve business productivity and drive competitiveness. The academic institute recruits a graduate who is employed by the University but works at the company for the duration of the project. The graduate is called a KTP associate.

University of Manchester

University of Manchester was formed by merging Victoria University of Manchester and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 2004. It is a public research university in Manchester, England.


Unibrak Ltd trading as AV Uni-brak (AVUB) has been providing ventilation solutions for over 20 years and is one of the UK’s largest independent ventilation companies offering a full nationwide service to commercial, new build and domestic customers. Key Services include: Consultancy & Design, Installation & Project Management, Commissioning & Handover and Service & Maintenance. Bolton is the head office but the AVUB have independent bases in the North, West Midlands, and the South.


Blending technical and business orientated data in the context of Industry 4.0 and Smart Construction technologies and practices will allow mass customisation and scalability of the business model, driving improved services through better informed decision making, which will in turn result in sustained growth and development. The data tool will deliver advanced data analytics and reveal hidden insights improving the business in several areas; computer-assisted strategy, data-driven marketing and improved market and customer intelligence.