Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) give your organisation the opportunity to access new expertise and capabilities, develop new products and services, and unlock industry-leading solutions.

KTPs fund a high calibre graduate (supported by our expert academics) who works full time to transfer expertise between the University and your business or charity. They are led by Innovate UK, who will fund between 50-75% of the project costs. Could this grant funding help your business to become more sustainable and profitable? 
We have a successful track record in KTPs and a dedicated support team who have helped to deliver over 100 highly regarded projects. KTPs have enabled our partners to access our world-leading expertise and make positive, transformative changes to their business. 

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Work with our KTP team

Exeter Innovation in numbers


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