Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grants allow academics to solve business problems that lead to innovations in industry.
This Innovate UK managed, government-funded scheme involves collaboration between businesses with a strategic need and academics with the relevant knowledge to help the organisation to improve its competitiveness, productivity and performance.
Knowledge is transferred and embedded in that business through a high calibre graduate (KTP Associate) who works within the company with academic supervision.
KTPs provide an opportunity for original research outputs, either through the application of existing research to an industry/business setting, or through the generation of innovative research questions that are resolved during the partnership.
The partnership is mutually beneficial to all three parties, and contributes to economic growth. The company gains strategic advantages; the academic(s) can use their knowledge in a real life setting with minimal time commitment, and the Associate gains valuable business experience.
Depending on the needs of the organisation and the desired outcomes, partnership duration can vary in length from one to three years.