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
17 September
2021

Business Impact Award - The Finalists

The Business Impact Award at this year’s KTP Awards 2021 celebrates the business that has demonstrated substantial economic impact from its KTP Read on to…

KTP Awards 2021
17 September
2021

Societal Impact Award - The Finalists

First introduced in 2020, this award recognises the wider impacts of KTP, including projects who have delivered a societal, social, or environmental benefit. Read on…

KTP Awards 2021
14 September
2021

Engineering Excellence Award - The Finalists

The Engineering Excellence Award at the 2021 KTP Awards celebrates the advanced application of engineering skills to recognise the continuing evolution of this field. These…

KTP Awards 2021
14 September
2021

Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award - The Finalists

The Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award celebrates the most outstanding overall partnership; the KTP which has brought the most significant benefits to all three participants,…



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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