Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) give your organisation the opportunity to access new expertise, develop new products and services, and unlock industry-leading solutions – all at a reduced cost.

Facilitated by a high-calibre graduate who transfers expertise from our academics to your organisation, KTPs are perfect when an organisation is looking to innovate but can’t acquire the necessary skills, know-how or expertise through recruitment or consultancy alone. KTPs are sponsored by Innovate UK, who can fund between 50-75% of the costs. 
We have a successful track record in KTPs, having delivered over 100 projects to partner  organisations enabling them to access our world-leading expertise.

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Work with our KTP team

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We are the leading Knowledge Base partner for KTPs in South West England, with a 95% KTP funding success rate


We have successfully delivered over 100 KTPs – with 85% KTPs rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good 

Award winning

National KTP Award winners for ‘Business Impact and Transformation’ and ‘Technical Excellence’ (2022). 

Let's work together:

Sophie O’Callaghan

Head of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

Laura Buchanan

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Manager