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The University is proud to be an early adopter of KTPs and has been successfully delivering programmes for over 40 years. 
The KTP scheme forms a valuable partnership between businesses, academics within a research institution (like the University of Plymouth), and graduates. Part-funded by government, the project promotes innovation and commercialisation, leading to increased productivity, profitability, and an average £1.6m of increased turnover* for businesses.
Between 2010 and 2020, Innovate UK invested £223m in just over 2,100 completed projects across the UK. These completed projects engaged with nearly 1,900 businesses, 136 institutions (like the University of Plymouth) and over 3,000 associates across the UK. 

At Plymouth we have:

Oakmount Control Systems

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KTP key facts
Find out more about the process, timeframe and costs of starting a KTP.
Success stories
Looking for inspiration? We actively work with a wide range of individuals, businesses and community groups to help you achieve your professional goals. Find out more about some of the businesses we've helped.

Free KTP business information sessions

Unlock the potential of KTPs! Join our free online business information sessions to learn how your business can thrive through a KTP project.

Work with us

Our Innovation Funding Managers help you scope out your KTP project idea, link businesses with academics, prepare and then submit the grant application. Once funded, the University and business jointly recruit the KTP Associate and then your project begins.
Start your collaboration by contacting one of our Innovation Funding Managers. Complete our enquiry form below.

Innovation Funding Managers

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