How do I get my research into industry?

KTP and the REF

“The KTP with The Falmouth Harbour Commission acted as a catalyst for an impact case study on Sustainability Management in Smaller Ports. Aside from bringing immediate funding to attend conferences and generating new industrial contacts and new insights into industrial practice, the KTP provided a case-study within which to build and test a new methodology. The KTP stimulated REFable seminal papers which we are still building on. Outputs from the KTP helped to build a case for subsequent EU funding for a project to disseminate and adapt the initial methodology. In turn, further research outputs underpinned a successful REF impact case study. Dissemination generated many new industrial contacts and additional journal papers; new visiting speakers, teaching case studies, field visits and research informed teaching; and visits and speakers for professional bodies which all added to the impact of the initial research.” 

Professor John Dinwoodie, Professor of Maritime Logistics, Plymouth Graduate School of Management and Plymouth Business School 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Apply for Innovate UK funding in collaboration with a business to employ a graduate or postdoctorate on an industry based project that takes your research into the commercial world.


Discuss your ideas with our KTP Specialist Advisors

David Marshall - Tel: +44 1752 588911 Email: D.Marshall@plymouth.ac.uk

Mandy Bowden - Tel: +44 1752 588912 Email: mandy.bowden@plymouth.ac.uk

“The KTP with C3 Resources is a collaboration with colleagues from the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. The practical, commercial issues that drive a KTP project mean that this collaboration is specific and focused, and truly explores the interaction between the fields of building energy studies and computation. While the project is still gathering momentum there are obvious possibilities to create spin-off academic papers in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. In terms of teaching, the KTP provides me with new insights and examples from practice. Even better, the company partner delivered a guest lecture to my stage 2 students, which went down very well. As a result, one student is even exploring the possibility of a placement year with the company.” 

Dr Pieter de Wilde, Reader, School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University