Knowledge transfer partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.

A KTP achieves this through the forming of a partnership between your business and an academic institution enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your business develop.

The knowledge sought is embedded into the business from the knowledge base through a project, or projects, undertaken by a recently qualified person (known as the Associate), recruited to specifically work on that project.

KTPs can vary in length from 1 to 3 years depending on the needs of the business and the desired outcomes.

KTP enables new capability to be embedded into the business and has benefited and continues to benefit a wide range of businesses across many sectors, including micro-sized, small and large businesses, third sector organisations or public.

Please contact us to discuss how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership can help your business.

Key information

Business Developement Team