Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help encourage growth and inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company.
A partnership is a three-way collaboration between:
By participating in a KTP you can:
Written agreements are drawn up between you and us to make sure you own the intellectual property of the project.
We've created 100 graduate-level jobs since 2007 through our KTPs, and have developed a reputation for delivering strategic business solutions.
We've supported the growth of more than 150 companies, delivering on average a return of investment (ROI) of 7:1 for each collaboration. We've also worked successfully with both large companies and small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs).
Every project is bespoke: we'll work with you to match up your requirements with our experienced academics. Their expertise is wide-ranging and their skills can be applied to many different business situations.
Projects can last between 12 and 36 months. Each project is different. We work with you to establish your requirements, which will determine the project's length.
SMEs engaged in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with us can benefit from government funding the covers 67% of the total project costs. The budget for any individual Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and the business contribution to it, depends on the details of the specific partnership. A conservative estimate would be around £25,000 - £30,000. Our team can meet with you and run through what the grant covers, how it's calculated and what other associated costs there may be.
Our typical partner organisations include stable businesses with a strong financial track record who have been trading for at least three years and employ 10 or more people. You'll also be responsible for supporting a graduate, known as a KTP Associate, who will be new to your business.
Any organisation that is a registered UK legal entity and can supply ratified accounts, such as businesses (of all sizes), large not-for-profit organisations, charities, NHS Trusts and councils can take part. We've helped businesses based in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Peterborough grow and prosper.
Learn more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships on our FAQs page.
Our Knowledge Exchange Team is available to talk through your requirements and assess your business needs, offering advice on the best course of action.
To find out more about KTPs, or our KEEP programme, contact:
Knowledge Exchange Manager (Simon Daly) +44 (0)1245 683 173;
Business Administration Manager (Tammy Au) +44 (0)1223 695 057;
To find out more about Innovation Internships, contact:
Business Development Manager (Tom Bates) +44 (0)1223 695878;
For general business enquiries, please contact us on:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 695878