Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to the UK's diverse academic knowledge base. Part-funded by government, it's a partnership between a business seeking expertise, an academic institution (such as the University) and a recently qualified graduate/postgraduate – known as the KTP Associate.
KTP Specialist Advisors can 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.
Most businesses are eligible as KTP partners, but do contact your KTP Specialist Advisors for up to date information on eligibility. To succeed, the project needs to be strategic in its aim, can vary in length between 12 and 36 months and have the potential to transform the business whilst demonstrating impact for the institution's research. The KTP Associate will work full-time at the company location, jointly supervised to work on the key project objectives in transferring knowledge and delivering innovation for the business.