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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

For more than 45 years, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme has delivered research impacts through organisational innovation and growth.

How Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Work

Each KTP project recruits a high-calibre graduate, known as an Associate, who is jointly supervised by a senior member of the external organisation and an academic from the University. The KTP Associate delivers the project on-site within the partner organisation.

Your KTP project could deliver improvements to existing products, support the development of novel products and systems, or create frameworks to improve efficiency and upskill staff.

KTP pays 67% of project costs for SMEs and 50% for large organisations, and projects last between 12 months and 3 years.

The three-way KTP partnership