Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
How they work
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.“