After being connected by the Knowledge Transfer Network through the KTP programme, tech start-up Frog Systems has been given the go-ahead for a quarter of a million-pound project with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to use Artificial Intelligence and advanced data science techniques to accelerate the development of its pioneering mental health and wellbeing platform.

Announced during Mental Health Awareness Week, the 30-month project is part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by UKRI through Innovate UK.

Phil Worms, CEO of Frog Systems, said, “Demand for the mental health and wellbeing support our platform offers is increasing and this partnership will bring new knowledge and skills to our business to position us for rapid scale-up. The ability to embed AI and Machine Learning will make the platform more responsive for users and give our clients even greater insight into how they can allocate resources to provide support.”

Dr Gerry Black, the Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser at KTN, said: “I am delighted to have supported Frog Systems to win KTP funding and am excited to see them working with their partners at UWS to embed artificial intelligence into their video-led wellness platform.  As an organisation, KTN’s mission is to connect ideas, people and communities to respond to challenges and drive positive change through innovation.  Frog Systems is an excellent example.”

Frog Systems’ unique online platform showcases videos of people sharing their life experiences to direct users to support services. Over the next two and a half years, UWS will help Frog Systems develop its content streaming capabilities through an intelligent recommendations engine and dynamic video content delivery process.

Dr Stuart McKay, Senior KTP Manager at UWS, said, “As an employer committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, Frog Systems’ message is one that resonates with us. Our award-winning AI and Machine Learning knowledge are being applied to develop the next generation of Frog Systems’ wellness software platform; streamlining both content production and service delivery, providing greater insight for platform adopters and, critically, an enhanced end-user experience.”

Find out more about the project details here.

About KTP

KTP aims to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills held within the UK knowledge base. The Knowledge Transfer Network delivers the KTP programme for Innovate UK funded through UK Research and Innovation as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.

KTPs can benefit companies of all sizes and in any sector and last for between 12 and 36 months. Further information about KTPs can be found here and applications for funding are open all year round. The next deadline for funding applications is 2nd October 2019.

If you think a KTP could be the right vehicle to help your organisation innovate for growth, find your nearest Knowledge Transfer Adviser today to discuss your project idea.

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