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
13 May
2021

Frog Systems partners UWS for quarter of a million-pound AI mental health project

Tech start-up Frog Systems has been given the go-ahead for a quarter of a million-pound project with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS)…

News
11 May
2021

XYZ Reality and UCL Win KTP funding to help transform hospital construction

London-based construction technology start-up, XYZ Reality, and University College London (UCL), have been awarded a government grant to develop XYZ Reality’s augmented reality solution into the…

KTP Jobs
10 May
2021

Find your latest KTP Associate Job

Discover the right job for you?  Kick start your job search with 5 new job opportunities.   If you’re looking for a job where you…

KTP Jobs
04 May
2021

Find your latest KTP Associate Job

Are you career-ready?  Kick start your job search with 5 new job opportunities. If you’re looking for a job where you can apply your academic…



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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