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 postgraduate. 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.

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
12 May
2022

Innovation for Growth Series: Agri-Innovation for Food Resilience

In collaboration with RAU & Farm491, this event brings together agri-food academics and practitioners to share ideas and learn how to access funding opportunities.  There is…

Case Study
10 May
2022

KTP between Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Fifth Wheel Co. unlocks innovation

KTP & Made Smarter Series Throughout May, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is collaborating with Made Smarter to bring you a wide array of projects from our…

Event
28 April
2022

Adopting AI in Manufacturing: How to Access KTP Funding to Close Your Knowledge Gap

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, the UK manufacturing sector showed strong growth in 2021 (MarkItEconomics, 2022); however, in the light of the current…

KTP Awards 2022
20 April
2022

Which awards are up for grabs? Innovate UK KTP Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now OPEN for this year’s Innovate UK KTP Awards. Every year the KTP Awards celebrate all that…



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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