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. Nominations have now closed for the 2020 Awards and winners will be announced in September.

 

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
26 May
2020

Welsh Government funds new KTP between Quay Pharma and Liverpool John Moores University

Quay Pharma (Deeside, UK) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU – Liverpool, UK) are delighted to announce that their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding application…

News
21 May
2020

KTPs supporting Innovation in Mental Health - from VR for Anxiety to Mindfulness in Policing

During the current Mental Health Awareness week, there has been a welcome focus on the huge range of initiatives, support and innovations that underpin and…

News
14 May
2020

KTP Associate prints PPE with 3D printer from Associate Consumables budget!

Actions large and small from universities in the North East to help protect NHS workers. KTP Associate, Laurence Foster, currently working on a KTP project…

News
11 May
2020

MKTP award for Conveyor Networks and Manchester Metropolitan University

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) funding awarded to Conveyor Networks/Manchester Metropolitan University, to enable streamlined growth and development for automation/software specialist. Conveyor Networks Ltd, a…



what they say

Phil Goddard
Business

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

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