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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

How they work

Young scientist in laboratory

KTP projects apply the world-leading knowledge and expertise of academics to your business-critical projects.  To do this, a graduate (associate) is employed to work in your company for between 6 months and 3 years.  Associates are usually employed by the University and based in your company to manage the project.  An academic will spend the equivalent of at least half a day each week in your company with you and your KTP Associate.

Paul Haworth, Global Product Development Manager, Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd.

“It’s been a good experience with opportunities to grow in niche markets and increase sales and profits. The University have been excellent.
The selection of the associate and a good relationship with the University are very important.“