Bringing together the worlds of research and business for 45 years, KTPs expand capability and foster a culture of innovation.
They increase the profitability of innovative businesses and deliver on-the-job professional development for researchers to enhance their commercial and specialist skills. We have been involved in KTP since the beginning of the programme and have had over 130 successful projects – in disciplines across all of our colleges.
What is a KTP?
Funded by Innovate UK, KTPs are a powerful way of reaping the real-world benefits of cutting-edge knowledge, that have a lasting, positive impact on all participants. Our focus on research with practical and tangible applications allows us to effectively build on the knowledge, technology and skills that the university has to offer.
KTP for your business
We help businesses capitalise on our research by embedding expertise and unlocking access to our specialist resources
KTP for our academics
Develop business-relevant teaching and research while generating material for publication and producing evidence for investment
Becoming a KTP Associate
Apply your academic knowledge to a real-world commercial project that will enhance your skills and career prospects
We're sector leaders for KTP
- We have been recognised as a top university for working with business by the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)
- Our KTP with Partnership Medical has won the Science, Technology, and Innovation Award at the 2023 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards
- We won in the Best KTP Project and Best KTP Support Team categories at the 2023 Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards
|Companies engaging with our KTP team see an average return on investment of 1,107%.||We're a leading KTP provider and one of the most active in the country, ranking 2nd in terms of volume.|
We deliver successful KTPs, with 80% of our completed projects being graded as very good or outstanding by Innovate UK.
We are sector leaders for the quality of our KTP applications.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at Aston University
KTP News and Announcements
Aston University crowned best in UK at Knowledge Transfer Partnership national awards 2023
Aston University has scooped two significant prizes of the 2023 Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Awards, which recognise the people and partnerships behind the UK’s most inspiring and successful KTP projects.
Aston University recognised as a top UK university by Knowledge Exchange Framework
Aston University has retained its position as a leading university for knowledge exchange with strengths in collaborative research, local growth, commercialisation of intellectual property and student entrepreneurship.
PFE Medical wins award for product developed through Aston University Knowledge Transfer Partnership
PFE Medical has won the Science, Technology, and Innovation Award at the 2023 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards for its Khamsin automated endoscope cleaning system.