Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) are a government-funded scheme to share university knowledge with UK businesses. These partnerships allow you to recruit a graduate associate and access specific skills to increase your business productivity and improve performance. KTPs can last between 12 months and three years and often result in long-term partnerships.
Am I eligible for a KTP?
If your business would benefit from specialist university knowledge, you may be eligible for a KTP grant. You may also be eligible if you can identify a project that is critical to your future success.
A KTP provides up to 67% Government funding to support the transfer of university expertise into small to medium-sized business and up to 50% funding for large organisations.
Some of our most successful KTPs include:
- Morning Data (Software systems): Reverse engineer and re-develop a modularised product. Instill software development management and control techniques
- Dorset Cereals (Food Manufacturer): Developed and implemented integrated marketing and production strategies that facilitated and supported a trebling of sales revenue
- Electronics Technicians Limited (Electronics Manufacturing): Identify and implement new production planning and processes
- Ecrebo (Point of sale systems): Develop a handheld based point of sale system
- Aspire (Staff training for nursery schools): Building an on-line learning environment
- Quattro Foods (Fresh and frozen foods): Extension of product shelf life
- Brendon Care Provision of a consultation into the design of an innovative model of dementia care: ‘Shared Care’.