Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme helping businesses and organisations to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through accessing the knowledge, technologies, expertise and skills that reside within UK Universities. The KTP scheme is operated and managed by Innovate UK.

A KTP serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business or organisation improve, grow and develop. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.

A KTP is a three-way partnership between an academic, a business partner (including private sector companies, charities and public sector organisations) and a recent graduate or postgraduate (known as the Associate), who is employed to work on the specific project relevant to the business partner.

The AHRC is one of a number of sponsors of this scheme and will support or co-sponsor projects that demonstrate and utilise knowledge, skills or technologies arising from all areas of arts and humanities research and which, broadly defined, focus on the creative economy. Further details on AHRC criteria can be found here.

There are frequent deadlines for applications throughout the year. For further information, please contact your local KTP Adviser or KTP Office.

Full information about the scheme can be found at the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships website.