Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are Europe's leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of the knowledge, technology and skills that reside in the UK universities. The scheme part funds a talented graduate to work for you for up to 2-years on a specific problem of your choosing. This individual, called the KTP Associate, will be supervised by an experienced member of our academic staff.

By participating in KTPs you can:

  • Find an innovative solution to help your business grow
  • Increase your competitive advantage
  • Access recently qualified people to spearhead new projects
  • Access experts who can help take your business forward
  • Develop your company for today's market
  • Improve your performance/business operations
  • Increase profitability

For further information please contact Yasmin Knight on y.knight@sheffield.ac.uk or call (0114) 222 1057

Case studies

Read some of our case studies to see how businesses have benefitted from KTPs:

Creating new hip materials (PDF, 1.9MB) – JRI Orthopaedics Ltd

Developing the next generation of on-line radio-chromatography detectors (PDF, 2MB) – LabLogic Systems Ltd

Innovative production techniques leads to the creation of a new company (PDF, 2.1MB) – William Beckett Plastics Ltd