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. This year’s event will take place on Thursday 23rd September 2021, online.

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
14 January
2022

Mackenzie Construction appoints Smart Surface Research KTP Associate

Mackenzie Construction appoints Smart Surface Research KTP Associate to further develop a groundbreaking project to cut down on excavation waste from roadworks. Having been awarded funding…

News
14 December
2021

15 New Funded Design Exchange Partnerships Tackle Pressing Societal Issues

Innovate UK KTN is pleased to share the news that  15 design exchange partnerships have been funded as a result of an innovative new pilot …

News
10 December
2021

Interview - KTP Award Winners

The Innovate UK KTP Awards 2021, Winners Video outlines multiple positive impacts of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. How have UK businesses benefitted from accessing academic expertise and…

Event
06 December
2021

Event: The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 - Series 2

Catch up on The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 event, on Monday 6 December 2021. This session gave Knowledge Transfer Associates insights into…



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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