Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a unique three-way collaboration that brings together world-class university experts, a qualified graduate and ambitious industry partners to accelerate strategic innovation and growth.

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What is KTP?

KTP is a government funded framework for driving innovation and growth by linking university knowledge and resources with UK companies and industry partners. KTP has been operating for more than 40 years with some of the biggest names in business – including Dyson and Jaguar Landrover – and some of the smallest too!

A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTP helps develop lasting relationships for ongoing strategic innovation and sustainable growth.

Benefits

KTP is advantageous to all three partners.

Ten steps to success

The KTP Manager works with you to develop a structured project aligned to your strategic objectives and helps apply for KTP funding. With success rates of 90% and rising, your new project may be just months away.

Ten steps to success
  1. A strategic innovation idea or an organisational problem to solve?
  2. Expertise needed
  3. Talk to the KTP Manager
  4. Explore the research capability
  5. Cost the project and apply for funding
  6. Recruit a suitable graduate
  7. Progress the project with academic support
  8. Transform your business capability
  9. Meet your strategic objectives
  10. Innovation embedded for long-term strategic change

Plan a follow-up project

A KTP typically lasts between 1-3 years. Once complete many partnerships go on to apply for future funding to continue to build on their partnership either involving the same academic team or a different combination. The criteria remain the same, so be thinking about ‘next steps’ while the current project is in play and consider how the company or organisation might grow again through KTP.

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Explore KTP with Oxford Brookes - there’s a wealth of knowledge within the University for you to tap into. We’ll work in partnership with you to develop a successful KTP application and manage the project from start to completion – ensuring a long-term boost to your organisation.

We also run dedicated workshops for faculties, research groups or departments within Oxford Brookes to discuss KTP project ideas, explain or explore the initiative and understand how KTP can contribute to research and teaching.

For more information, please contact 

Anna Verghese
Oxford Brookes KTP Manager
+44 (0) 1865 484204
ktp@brookes.ac.uk

Anna Verghese