National Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Week – KTP benefits for academics

Yesterday marked the start of the first National KTP Week.  The idea behind this week is to publicise KTP to academics, business and graduates alike.

So with this in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the benefits of KTP for academics after giving a brief overview of KTP.

What is KTP?

KTP is a part-funded scheme that encourages collaboration on projects between businesses and academics.  KTPs are managed by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and provide benefits to all parties involved – this scheme offers a fusion of academic and industrial collaboration supported by an associate (graduate).

How does this benefit you?

KTP has a clear pathway to impact through knowledge exchange and also is a fantastic way of bringing in income.

Key benefits of KTP are:

  • Contributes to the REF
  • Improve links with industrial partners
  • Increases research funding
  • Raise academic profile among colleagues
  • Apply knowledge to an innovate and business-critical project
  • Develop new teaching materials
  • Potential route to further industrial collaborations

If this scheme is of interest to you and you would like to find out more, please contact Rachel Clarke, Knowledge Exchange Adviser (KTP) – or 01202 961347