The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a UK-wide knowledge transfer programme, funded by Innovate UK, that has been running for over 40 years. It helps businesses innovate for growth by providing funding and structure for a unique three-way collaboration between world-class university experts, a qualified graduate and an industry partner.
A KTP is a partnership between a business and LSE, enabling the business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. The project is undertaken by a qualified person, known as the Associate, who is recruited specifically for the project. KTP projects normally last between 2-3 years.
The expertise and world-leading research that resides within LSE will enable businesses to realise the unique benefits that a KTP offers. The academic partner in a KTP project works in collaboration with the industry partner to develop the project, provide academic input and recruit a suitable graduate, known as a KTP associate, to manage the project.
As an academic, taking part in a KTP project offers the opportunity to solve business problems, implement your knowledge in a commercial setting, and create business-relevant teaching, research and publishing opportunities. A KTP project creates on average more than three new research projects and two research papers for each project.
Deadline: Application deadline every few months.
Contact us: If you want to find out more or have a project that might be suitable, please contact Charlotte Rowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More information: Browse the KTP website or join our RISE session on ‘Innovation Funding Opportunities for Researchers’. Next session scheduled on 4th March, book here.