Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide funding programme enabling private sector, public sector and third sector organisations to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance. This is achieved through the formation of a partnership between the organisation and a Higher education, a Further Education or a Research and Technology Institution, allowing skills and expertise to be developed and embedded within the organisation.
A grant contribution from a number of sponsors, including most Research Councils and Technology Strategy Board and Regional Development Agencies, allows the partners to employ a skilled individual (KTP Associate) to deliver a project. KTPs can vary in length from 1 to 3 years depending on the project needs and the desired outcomes.
University of York has expertise in a wide range of fields (see our Guide to Expertise
) and ranked 8th in the UK in 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the Times Higher University of the Year 2010. We are customer-focused and provide project management throughout the duration of KTPs.
The University of York, in association with Authentix Ltd., was awarded the best Knowledge Transfer Partnership in the 2005 national competition. The company quoted “The KTP programme demonstrates to our customers and investors that we invest in new technologies and solutions with a direct commercial driver”.
Authentix Ltd. formed a second two Associate KTP with University of York Departments of Biology and Chemistry in collaboration with the Department of Engineering at University of Hull and went on to win a second award in 2009 at the national competition.
The Associate from the University of York KTP with Brocklesby Ltd (Double Green Ltd) was employed by the company after completing the KTP and went on to win the Lord Stafford "Partners in Innovation" award at Yorkshire Forward's Innovator 10 awards.
View the award report from the Times Higher magazine.