Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a well-established programme which helps organisations improve their competitiveness, productivity, performance and profitability by tapping into the knowledge, skills and expertise in UK universities.
Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, a university and a graduate, with grants available to cover investment in innovation.
KTP enables Higher Education Institutions to apply their wealth of knowledge and expertise to important business problems, facilitate collaborations that lead to measurable research impact, and provide an employment opportunity for high-calibre graduates.
KTP is classed as research related income. Partnerships are funded through the business partner and government. The level of funding contributed by the business will depend on its size.
Investment in KTP varies but is typically around £60,000pa with grants available of up to 67% for small companies or 50% for larger organisations.
KTP is collectively one of the UK’s largest graduate employers, with jobs available throughout the year.
For associates, the partnership provides a fantastic platform to launch or advance their career. KTP presents the opportunity of managing a challenging project central to the strategic development and long term growth of the business as well as personal development opportunities.
KTP can help recent graduates and postgraduates to:
- Improving the management of public assets with Gaist Solutions Ltd, KTP 1
- Developing a revolutionary breakthrough in road surveys with Gaist Solutions Ltd, KTP 2
- Reducing the toxicity of waste streams with Pyropure Ltd
- Advancing microscope technologies with PhaseFocus Ltd