Find out more about the benefits of participating in KTP as a

Unique, three-way collaborations
powering innovation

For 45 years, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have been helping businesses innovate for growth.

They do this by connecting businesses that have an innovation idea with the expertise to help deliver it. Right now around 800 businesses, 100 knowledge bases and over 800 graduates are involved in KTPs – collaborative, three-way partnerships creating positive impact and driving innovation.

Each KTP is project managed by a KTP Associate – a talented graduate or post graduate. See current vacancies here.

The KTP programme is complemented by the Management KTP Programme (mKTP), focused on helping businesses build resilience, adaptability and growth by changing culture or expanding management capability. Find out more here.

The KTP Best of the Best Awards are an annual celebration of the very best KTP partnerships. Find out who won in 2020 and watch videos of our Future Innovator finalists here.

 

KTPs ARE TRUE PARTNERSHIPS, DESIGNED TO BENEFIT ALL THREE PARTNERS:

A suitably qualified graduate (known as the Associate)

Lead change, deliver innovation and apply academic knowledge to a real world challenge

A university or research organisation

Create business-relevant teaching, research and publishing opportunities

A UK business or not for profit organisation

Drive innovation, increase productivity and improve business performance

Insights

News
27 January
2021

KTP to develop intelligent tyre and wheel monitoring systems, reducing emissions

Aston University and RL Capital secure funding for KTP to extend their intelligent HGV Auto Align tyre and wheel offering to cars and vans. RL…

News
21 January
2021

Find your latest KTP Job

Looking to Make a Positive Impact? Here are 5 Great  Job Opportunities From 3D imaging at Pharmaceuticals giant GSK to Food Science at new Vegan…

News
20 January
2021

Tackling cybersecurity risks amid the pandemic - KTP helps develop new software

New software to tackle cybersecurity risks increased by remote working has been developed through a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast-based tech company Ampliphae.…

News
19 January
2021

“Outstanding” KTP delivers safety innovation at Niftylift.

An innovative sensor, alerting operators of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to the presence of local hazards, has been developed via a KTP between Niftylift…



what they say

Paul Graham
Business

"The KTP has been a revolutionary programme, enabling the business to completely standardise the design process with the added luxury of achieving high accuracy at a high speed.” 

IG Masonry Support Systems General Manager

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