KTP benefits

The benefits of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

A key aim of a KTP project is to be of benefit to all partners: company, University, graduate and ultimately, through wealth-creation, the UK as the Grant provider. 


The five year 2011-2016 KTP national statistics show average benefits accruing as follows:

  • £60k increase in pre-tax profit during the lifetime of the project.
  • £600k per annum increase in pre-tax profit for the three years following completion of the project.
  • £650k per annum increase in exports for the three years following completion of the project.
  • Invested £300k in plant and machinery.
  • Invested £160k in further research and development.
  • Created two new jobs.
  • Trained 20 staff.
  • Four new research projects initiated.
  • Two papers published in refereed journals.
  • Two of other articles published.
  • 64 per cent of KTP Associates are offered jobs by the company partner post KTP completion.