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 new Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) Pilot Scheme is now open, find out more here.

Find more about the KTP Capacity Building Competition for Knowledge Bases 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

KTP Awards 2022
14 October
2022

And the Winners are…

Thank you to all who joined us both online and in Liverpool for a dazzling ceremony at St. George’s Hall. Joined by our fantastic host,…

KTP Awards 2022
12 October
2022

Future Leaders pt. 2

In the second part of the Future Leaders finalists blog, we take a look at selected Associates who have shown exceptional skills, above and beyond…

KTP Awards 2022
11 October
2022

Future Leaders pt.1

Once again, at the Innovate UK KTP Awards, we will be celebrating The Future Leaders Award, for selected Associates who have shown exceptional skills, above…

KTP Awards 2022
10 October
2022

Technical Excellence Award

This year’s KTP Awards are celebrating the hard work of KTP support teams across the country. The Technical Excellence Award recognises partnerships which demonstrate excellence…



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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