Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are three-way collaborations between the University, an external organisation and a graduate.
KTPs are a UK-wide programme, run and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of the 17 major research councils.
They often grow out of existing partnerships when the organisation identifies a strategic need that the university has the expertise to address.
The partner organisation can be a commercial company – in any sector – or service provider such as an education authority, NHS Trust or local council.
A graduate, supported by an academic team, joins the organisation to work on the project for anything from one to three years.
Projects are equally varied, spanning:
- Product design
- Technical innovation
- Business processes
- Efficiency savings
- Commercial development