KTP – a rewarding collaboration for academics and business

Welcome to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) online resource that enables you to find out more about KTPs, seek guidance for successful grant applications and operation of KTP projects.

It's a powerful partnership

The benefits of taking part in a KTP:

  • businesses achieve an average increase in pre-tax profit of £600k per annum for the three years following completion of a KTP project
  • academic partners produce on average more than three new research projects and two research papers for each KTP project
  • around 64 per cent of Associates are offered a permanent job in the company when the KTP project completes.

A KTP is a partnership between a university and a company to work on a challenging and innovative project which will transfer new knowledge/expertise into the business and extend research. A KTP Associate is employed to deliver the programme of work and the 12 to 36-month project is co-funded through an Innovate UK grant and the participating company.

Partnership information

KTP for academics

Contact one of our KTP Specialist Advisors to find out how to take part. They will work with you and the business to scope out the project. They will also help you with your application to Innovate UK.