We are the number 1 university in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the flagship Innovate UK programme.
If you're looking to develop a new product or improve a process, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) at the University of Essex can give your business a competitive advantage.
KTPs are an established and successful initiative, funded by Innovate UK and Research Councils that bring together businesses with research expertise.
We'll work with you to identify the right team for your project among our academics. Together, we'll then recruit a high-calibre postgraduate who will be based at your company as a research associate and who will manage the project.
They'll have weekly catch-ups with our academics to ensure the project remains on-track, a senior contact in your company will be involved throughout to ensure commercial focus and projects last from six months to three years.
KTPs are sponsored by Innovate UK, research councils and a number of other bodies. Sponsors fund 67% of the project costs for an SME and 50% of the project costs for larger companies.
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