We are the leading university in the East of England and London for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the flagship Innovate UK programme.
This national KTP scheme part-funds a collaboration between your business and our University. Work with us to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance.
KTPs can address a specific strategic issue in your business, such as developing a new product or improving a business process.
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, and 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.
KTPs help you to gain competitive advantage and ultimately improve profitability through: