Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

What is a KTP?

Part-funded by the government, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) provide access to academic expertise for  businesses who want to grow, innovate or improve their economic performance.

KTPs place a high-calibre graduate, known as an Associate, in an organisation to deliver a project of strategic importance to the business.

The graduate is jointly supported and supervised by an academic expert from the University of South Wales along with a senior member of the organisation.

Projects are focused on embedding new knowledge and capabilities within an organisation so that it can be used and exploited to achieve its growth objectives.

How does it work?

Projects last between twelve months and three years and are supported with between 50 and 67% funding, depending on the size of the company.

KTPs not only support business growth and innovation, they also provide the graduate with the skills and experience to develop a professional career.

Why USW?

USW has an extensive track record of running successful KTPs with a wide range of private, not-for-profit and third sector organisations.

Around 90% of USW's KTP applications are successful.

USW offers dedicated support to businesses to ensure that each project is managed efficiently and has the greatest possibility of success. 

Benefits to your business

Businesses of all sizes and sectors can take part, and each project is structured to your company’s strategic needs.

The benefits include:

  • Government funding for business development

  • Improved profitability

  • Average increased annual profit of c£150,000 per project

  • Competitive advantage

  • Reduction in costs

  • Acquisition of knowledge and expertise

  • Opportunity to turn business ideas into reality

Contact us

If you are interested in discussing a KTP for your business, please contact us:

[email protected]
(01443) 482234