KTN ‘s specialist network of 31 Knowledge Transfer Advisers are central to the success of KTP. Providing independent expert advice, passionate about delivering positive change for KTP partners and committed to attracting high-quality graduates to industry via Knowledge Transfer Partnerships hey help at every stage of the KTP journey – from advising on a project’s suitability for funding, right through to assessing its impact, post-project.

With more than half a millennium of experience between them, the KTN’s network of Knowledge Transfer Advisers are a highly valuable, trusted source of expertise, with a wealth of specialist knowledge, business acumen and vital KTP know-how.

If you think a KTP or Management KTP might help your organisation achieve its strategic goals,  talk to a Knowledge Transfer Adviser in the first instance. S/he can check the feasibility of your idea and its suitability for funding. Advisers can then help find an academic partner and draw up a grant application with you.


Locate and contact your local Knowledge Transfer Adviser on our map of KTA locations or from the list below:


London and South East

Terry Corner – East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Central and South London, West Sussex
Stephen Woodhouse – Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Gerry O’Hagan – Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and London North / Central
Mark Lynch – Hertfordshire and London North / Central:
Matthew Hogan – London


East of England

Jody Chatterjee – Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and North London
Jan Stringer – Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and London East / Central
Mohan Ahad– Essex, Suffolk and London East


West Midlands

Russ Bromley – North-West and West Midlands including South East Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire
Jose Freedman – Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas including Warwickshire parts of Worcestershire and South Midlands
Mark Matchett – Gloucestershire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Shropshire and the Black Country


East Midlands

Philippa Ryan – North and West Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire
Kamran Hussein – Leicestershire and Rutland, North and West Northamptonshire
Jody Chatterjee – East and South Northamptonshire


North West

Mick Card – Merseyside and West Cheshire
Russ Bromley – South East Cheshire
Andrew Kenney – Lancashire and Cumbria
Fiona Nightingale – Manchester, North Cheshire and Warrington
Susan Suttle – Liverpool East Lancashire and Salford


North East

John Clayton – Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North West Yorkshire
Ian Blakemore – Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear,Durham and Northwest and North Yorkshire
Trevor Gregory – West Yorkshire and the Humber
Andy Barnett – South Yorkshire and surrounding areas


South West

Stephen Woodhouse – Dorset and Wiltshire
Andy Treen – Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Exeter
Howard Nicholls – Gloucestershire



Howard Nicholls – South East and Mid Wales
Mick Card – North Wales and Mid-Wales



Gerry Black – West Scotland
Jim Berryman – East Scotland
Ian Heywood – North Scotland
Lorna Howarth  – Fife and Tayside

Northern Ireland

Ken Frame – Northern Ireland
Joel Ferguson  – Northern Ireland
Stephen McComb  – Northern Ireland

KTP Project Manager

Narpal Sihra

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are funded by a grant from the innovation agency Innovate UK, and other government co-funders. You apply for funding in a competitive call for submissions; funding competitions are open throughout the year. Knowledge Transfer Advisers will help you with your application and talk you through project costs which are variable, but can typically be of the order of £75,000 –  £90,000 per project year. For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises the grant rate is 67% of the project cost and for large companies 50%. The remainder of the project cost is met by a cash payment by your company.


See the latest funding opportunities here