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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are UK wide programmes that have been in place for the past 40 years and they help to connect businesses with innovative ideas with the expertise required to deliver it. This is done through improving their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology, and skills which others have. KTPs exist to meet a care strategic need and identify innovative solutions which help businesses grow.

KTPs consist of a suitably qualified graduate (known as the associate), a university or research organisation, and a UK business or not-for-profit. Some of the benefits are as follows: a business that forms a long-term partnership with a knowledge base can have direct access to research expertise and graduate talent. As a university or research organisation, KTPs are a change to apply research to a real-world challenge, contributing to research impact, opening up commercial possibilities as well as gaining additional funding. If you’re a graduate this is a great opportunity to accelerate and boost your career.

Closing dates for KTP rounds in 2022-23


  • 15 June 2022
  • 14 September 2022
  • 16 November 2022
  • 25 January 2023

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