Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Award Winning Wetland Design KTP - 2003 to 2005
Creation and Restoration of Habitats KTP - restarted Dec 2007
Biodiversity Indicators for Business - April 2007 to present

What is a KTP?

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a government initiative operated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which has a history dating back to 1975. It is funded by the DTi together with a number of public sector organisations.

KTPs are a partnership between a university (the Knowledge Base Partner) and an industrial or commercial enterprise (the Company Partner). It is particularly aimed at small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The two partners are brought together through an Associate, a graduate who is formally employed by the university, but who works full time at the company.

The objectives of every Knowledge Transfer Partnership are to:
  • facilitate the transfer of knowledge and the spread of technical and business skills between universities and industry – particularly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs);
  • stimulate and enhance business relevant research and training undertaken by the university partner;
  • provide company-based training for graduates in order to enhance their business and specialist skills;
For further information on KTPs see http://www.ktponline.org.uk.