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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) help businesses to improve performance and increase profitability by accessing knowledge, technology and skills from a university.
A KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, a university, and a high-calibre graduate known as an associate, that offers a company a chance to collaborate on a business opportunity, idea or innovation to help the business gain the knowledge and capability it needs.
The KTP programme provides funding for partnerships addressing business challenges in any sector and any discipline where they meet the KTP funding criteria.
The KTP is government funded by 60% for SMEs and up to 40% for large organisations and business of all sizes in most industries and commercial sectors can take part.
The associate is responsible for leading and implementing the project and is based within the business as part of the team, meeting with their academic or research supervisor on a regular basis.
The project usually lasts about two years and during that time knowledge and skills developed is transferred to existing company staff members, embedding new capabilities company-wide.
The impact of participation in KTPs on the business partner over the project lifetime and beyond has included:
The KTP team have extensive experience of working with businesses having delivered over 200 KTP projects - view case studies or go to Access Ulster to search for relevant expertise, research, facilities or equipment that you may need.
To discuss a potential project, eligibility or find out how KTPs can help your business contact our Business Development Manager.