Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Partnerships for Business Innovation
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way partnership between a university, a company and a high calibre graduate. Projects can last from 10 weeks to three years, and are designed to help a company solve strategic problems. The graduate is based at the company and is jointly supervised by the company and a university academic.
The scheme is sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board, Research Councils and a number of other bodies. Sponsors fund 67% of project costs for an SME and 50% for a large company.
Projects usually focus on a problem in a key area of a company's business, such as product design or developing new management processes. KTPs are designed to enable the partnering company to gain competitive advantage - and ultimately to improve profitability.
What KTPs can do for you
KTPs offer companies a variety of benefits:
- Access to highly qualified and motivated graduates
- Access to university expertise
- Innovative solutions to help your business grow
- Ideas to help develop your company for today's market
- Investment in research and development
- A more competitive business
- Increased profitability
To find out more about KTPs at the University of Essex, please look at our current brochure
Who to contact
Contact our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Manager Jenny Young