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

KTP Awards 2021 News
28 July
2021

Press Release - Finalists announced for the KTP Awards 2021

The Very Latest UK Innovations to be Celebrated at Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards   Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Awards to be held online on 23rd…

News
28 July
2021

Introducing a new collaborative pilot, Design Exchange Partnership (DEP)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and KTN are collaborating on an innovative new Design Exchange Partnership (DEP) pilot, in association with the Design…

News
11 June
2021

Welsh Government extends the increased funding contribution for SME’s until February 2022

SMEs based in Wales to continue to receive 75% contribution to KTP until February 2022   In September 2020, the Welsh Government announced an increased…

News
10 June
2021

KTP Collaboration will lead to novel pharmaceutical development model

KTP between Catalent UK and Aston University to speed up crucial pharmaceutical production  Collaboration will lead to novel pharmaceutical development model A KTP, co-funded by…



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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