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. Find out who won in 2020 and watch videos of our Future Innovator finalists here.

Visit our Media Centre to access and download all the latest KTP assets and resources.

 

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

25 February
2021

Find your latest KTP Associate Job

Want to make a difference? Here are 5 New Job Opportunities leading to innovation.  If you’re looking for a job where you can apply your…

News
25 February
2021

KTP develops innovative Hollow Pile technology reducing carbon emissions

A KTP collaboration between City, University of London, and construction engineering specialist Keltbray, is developing innovative Sustainable Reusable Pile (or Hollow Pile) technology which promises…

News
24 February
2021

"Outstanding" KTP Helps Address Housing Crisis & Net Zero

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Platinum Electrical Engineering and Northumbria University has received the highest possible rating by an independent assessor. The KTP Project…

News
16 February
2021

Working with applications involving the Electromagnetic Spectrum?

Join KTN's new Innovation Network. What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is a seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure…



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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