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

Event
19 November
2021

Event: The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 - Series 2

Join us and The 1851 Royal Commission on Monday 6 December between 14:00 - 15:00 to discover how to complete an Industry-Based PhD after your…

News
19 November
2021

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Accelerating Net Zero through Collaboration

Throughout the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) team have been releasing a series of snapshots into projects both…

News
11 November
2021

Enabling Reliability in Renewable Energy with IXYS UK Westcode Ltd & University of Nottingham

In the last edition of the KTP Net Zero Series, we turn to the renewable energy sector, with a collaboration between IXYS UK Westcode Limited,…

News
10 November
2021

Electric Aquatic Vehicles with The British Hovercraft Company & The University of Brighton

In the next edition of the KTP Net Zero series, we take a look at electric hovercraft. This KTP between The British Hovercraft Company and…



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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