Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a government-led programme designed to help companies improve their competitiveness through research project partnerships with universities. KTPs are part-funded by the government to ensure that project costs remain low for the business, and specialist expertise is provided by the university to ensure high quality project outputs. By working on a KTP project your employee benefits from professional development opportunities that can include working towards an MPhil or PhD qualification.

The employee, known as the ‘associate’ while working on the KTP project, is jointly supervised by a member of the company’s team and by an academic supervisor from the University.

Traditionally, projects have varied between 12-36 months in duration, but with the introduction of the short term KTPs, projects can now last 10-40 weeks to meet immediate and tactical company demands.

Page last updated: Friday 17 August 2012