Businesses or not-for-profit organisations often face strategic challenges, but may lack the skills or resources to address them. This is where knowledge transfer (KT) schemes can offer a solution.
The aim of knowledge transfer is to encourage innovation and improve the effectiveness of an organisation through collaboration with a university.
Kingston University runs several different knowledge transfer schemes, including the national, government-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes.
Some programmes involve an academic or academic team being seconded into a business or charity. Many schemes involve a three-way partnership between an organisation, an expert Kingston University academic and a student/graduate who is recruited to work within the organisation.
Kingston University has been actively engaged with KT since 1992 and have facilitated approximately 90 long-term partnerships, valued at more than £10 million.
Projects we have helped with include marketing, technological innovation, product development, cultural heritage development and designing education programmes.