Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) help businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through collaborative projects with universities.
Partnerships employ one or more high-calibre, recently qualified staff (Associates) to work on a project lasting up to three years.
Benefits for all
Businesses and organisations
A KTP project can bring your organisation an average increase of over £283,000 in annual profits before tax*. Projects can help with growth, best practice and success by exploring sustainability, new markets and future expansion, increasing your competitive edge.
Universities can develop high quality, business-relevant teaching materials and build commercial relationships, which can contribute to new research themes and papers.
Career prospects are enhanced through business based experience, excellent training and the opportunity to manage a challenging project. Over 63% of Associates are offered employment by their host company on completion of their project.
We will support your business by helping to define your priority project. Once agreed, a University Academic Supervisor then provides expertise throughout your project, working closely with your company and you Associate.
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. KTP is funded by the Technology Strategy Board along with the other government funding organisations.
*Source: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Annual Report 2009-10