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Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by InnovateUK  is to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through a high-tech graduate r&D programme. This two-year project is designed to use the knowledge, technology, and skills that are found at the NWRC, and transfer this knowledge through to private companies via R&D projects.

KTP can support your business by helping finance a high calibre science, engineering or technology graduate to support growth through enhancing your business competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills, with the mentoring and support of NWRC expertise. KTP helps your business:

  • Develop or improve products, processes or services
  • Streamline business processes to increase efficiency and performance
  • Develop and implement new technologies, systems or processes
  • Improve capabilities in innovation, design and technology

Benefits of taking part in a KTP:

  • Businesses achieve an average increase in annual profit of more than £1 million after taking part
  • They also create around 2 new jobs and around 60% of associates are offered a permanent job in the company when the project ends

For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for the KTP programme please email

KTP Project with AE Global in the area of Software/Data Analysis

KTP Project with Micon in the area of R&D of a New High Efficiency Stove Product