Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Could your business benefit from the knowledge to be found in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering?


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide Technology Strategy Board Programme, enabling innovation in business.

The overall aim of the KTP is to help businesses make a step change in an area that they have identified as a high priority. Within the KTP, designed to help you access expertise and bring it into your business, you will work in partnership with our academics to define your project and to recruit someone, A KTP Associate initially for the duration of the KTP project, with the expertise and qualifications to carry it out.

The government will fund part of the cost of working with the Department in a partnership that has the potential to significantly increase your profitability.

Who can take part?

From manufacturing to design, sustainability to marketing; any business sector, including third sector and public sector organisations can take part. Businesses of all sizes, from micro businesses to large enterprises, can take part.

Why partnership with academia?

  • Access qualified people to spearhead new projects

  • Access experts who can help take your business forward

  • Develop innovative solutions to help your business grow

What type of projects can be conducted?

Experts in our department can help you to increase your profitability by:

  • Improving existing products or developing new products

  • Developing and implementing a marketing strategy to enter new markets

  • Developing new systems and frameworks to improve efficiencies in staff and processes

What's in it for your business?

  • Business developed for today‚Äôs market

  • Improved performance / business operations

  • Increased profitability

  • Increased competitive advantage

Who gets involved:

  1. Business Partner - who needs knowledge

  2. Academic Partner - who has knowledge

  3. Associate - who transfers knowledge

Win - Win - Win

  1. Apart from increasing your profitability, your business will acquire new (most recent) knowledge and expertise

  2. The University will enhance the business relevance of its research and teaching

  3. Your KTP Associate will gain business-based experience and personal and professional development opportunities

Find out more

For more detailed information about the KTP Programmeplease visit the dedicated Technology Strategy Board (TSB) website - KTP Online Portal

Alternatively, you are welcome to contact one of our academic or research staff relevant to your area of business. You will find the list of staff in the main menu, or you can search our research centres for a most adequate team.