Benefits

Company partner

  • Sponsorship of up to 67% of project costs [50% for larger companies]
  • Gain the equivalent of half a day per week in relevant, leading edge, knowledge transfer , academic supervision [consultancy]
  • Reduced risk in investment in R & D activity through access to applied research and leading edge academic expertise
  • Application process that has regular assessment panels
  • Robust schedule of work that is designed to deliver increased profits, improved efficiencies, or development of new products.

University partner

  • Opportunities to publish in journal articles and conference papers are encouraged. 
  • Some academics find the work is at the forefront of knowledge and contributes to their research.
  • KTP projects provide interesting case studies that enrich teaching.
  • KTPs can sometimes provide an impetus to extend current research, or stimulate or initiate new directions for research.
  • KTP provides an opportunity to work with business partners on challenging projects that will include involvement in achieving commercial objectives through the application of applied research and/or leading edge knowledge and expertise.

KTP associate

  • Opportunity for accelerated personal development growth on a challenging R & D project for high calibre graduates.
  • Associates must be within five years of achieving their last qualification.
  • Fee paid status on postgraduate registration with the University, MPhil or PhD.
  • Employed by the University on a market level salary with a fixed term contract for the duration of the project.
  • Good chance of being employed by the company on completion of a successful project.
  • General training budget for courses and personal development

Page last updated: Monday 11 July 2011