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

Unique three-way collaborations
that power innovation

For over 40 years, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) having been helping companies big and small innovate for growth.

They do this by connecting organisations who have an innovation idea with the expertise to help deliver it. Right now around 800 organisations, 100 university departments and over 800 graduates are involved in KTPs – collaborative, three-way partnerships that create positive impact and drive innovation.

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

The KTP programme is now complemented by the new Management KTP (mKTP), designed to introduce transformational change through expanded management capability. Find out more here.

The KTP Best of the Best Awards are an annual celebration of the very best KTP partnerships. WINNERS were announced in all six categories of the 2020 Awards at our immersive Virtual Event on Wednesday 9 September at 4pm! Find out who won and watch videos of our Future Innovator finalists here.



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


KTP Awards 2020
18 September

Re-Live the KTP Best of the Best Awards via the YouTube recording

Just over a week ago, the KTP Best of the Best Awards were attended by nearly 500 guests - either in the Virtual Auditorium or…

16 September

Open Funding Call: could your company’s ideas be applied to improving defence and security in the UK?

Online briefing event for DASA Open Funding Competition: Monday 12 October, 10-11am Many KTP Partnerships develop expertise and technologies which would be of value to…

KTP Awards 2020
11 September

FUTURE SHAPERS! Hear from the Future Innovator Winners

Driving innovation and launching their careers, KTP Associates help deliver KTP projects, applying their academic expertise to the innovation challenge at the core of each…

KTP Awards 2020 News
10 September

Around 500 guests attend KTP Best of the Best Awards to celebrate KTP successes

Nearly 300 Avatars amassed in Laval's Virtual Auditorium last night, joining approx 200 guests on YouTube for a special online version of the prestigious KTP Best of…

what they say

Phil Goddard

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships were not really on my radar but when I found out more about them I realized it was the precise mechanism we needed to realize our innovation goals.  It has transformed our business, taking us in to new markets and bringing in fresh thinking and capability which has made us much better able to develop the kind of ideas which will expand our business for years to come.” 

CEO, CSols Ltd