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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Work with Leeds Beckett University to increase the productivity and performance of your business.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme designed to help organisations improve their competitiveness, efficiency and performance by working with universities. It's a partnership between a business seeking expertise, a university and a recently qualified graduate – known as an Associate.


Transforming your business

Any company can apply. An associate is employed by the university to deliver a strategic project designed for your business. Typically the associate will work on your premises for between 12 and 36 months and a university academic will spend at least half a day each week supporting you and your associate.

The project can be used to: 

  • Introduce new technology.
  • Launch new products.
  • Enter new markets.
  • Up-skill your workforce.  
  • Develop more efficient ways of working.

Funding your project

The KTP is part funded by Innovate UK. The typical annual company contribution is £20,000 (33 per cent of the full costs) for SMEs and £30,000 (50 per cent of the full cost) for larger companies.

You can find out more by visiting the Knowledge Transfer Partnership website

Contact Us

Find out more about how KTP can ignite innovation in your business.

Please contact John Burrows on:

Telephone: 0113 812 1904.

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