Businesses or not-for-profit organisations often face strategic challenges, but may lack the in-house skills or resources to address them. This is where Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) can offer a solution.
KTPs are a three-way partnership between a business, academic/research institution and a recently qualified graduate. The programme is headed by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and supported by 12 other public sector funding organisations offering grants for up to 60 per cent of the cost of the project.
A graduate is recruited to work on a strategic challenge within the organisation for up to three years and is supported by an expert Kingston University academic(s) and a local manager within the organisation.
Kingston University has been facilitating KTPs since 1992 and has won various awards and outstanding ratings for projects.