Published on 10/11/2022
Aston University promotes its Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with annual networking event
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships bring together industry and academic expertise to help companies innovate
  • Event provides opportunity for KTP associates to network and meet new Vice-Chancellor 
  • Aston University is a leading KTP provider in the West Midlands, and is ranked third in the country in terms of volume by Innovate UK.

Aston University has brought together KTP associates, company representatives and leading Aston University academics to highlight their knowledge transfer partnership projects at an exclusive event. 

KTPs) are an Innovate UK (IUK–KTN)-sponsored collaboration that brings together industry and academic expertise to help companies innovate.

Attended by academics, senior schools’ representatives and the Vice-Chancellor from Aston University, the event provided an opportunity for the associates to network, exhibit and celebrate their achievements and promote the research excellence that their projects have demonstrated. 

Bringing together the worlds of research and business, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way collaboration between a business, an academic partner and a highly qualified researcher, known as a KTP associate. 
The UK-wide programme helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills, and results suggest that KTPs with Aston University provide a return on investment (ROI) of over 1,100%.  

Aston University is a leading KTP provider, ranked third in terms of volume by Innovate UK, the National body. The University has enjoyed many successful collaborative projects in a variety of subject areas, including photonics, optometry, artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals, engineering, operations management and many more. 

Mark Smith, executive director of business and regional engagement at Aston University said: “This event offered a fantastic opportunity for KTP associates to get together, network, and promote the exceptional work they carry out with Aston University and businesses across the various disciplines. It was inspirational to hear about the impact the associates are having on their industries.”  

Photocaption: Standing (left to right): current KTP associates Shahd Zabeery, Xiaoli Tang, Mehdi Hosseini Moghadam, John Linney, Emma Begley, Giwa Iziomo, Fatima Chiroma
Sitting (left to right): Bethan Rees, Muhammad Nouman Malik, Ehsan Eslamian.

Notes to editors

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills. Aston University is a leading KTP provider, ranked third in terms of volume by Innovate UK, the National body.

Projects are co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Watch our short film to see how it works and visit our website for examples of KTP in action at Aston.

To find out more about how your business can benefit from working with Aston University, please email rke@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 4242

 

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

In 2022 Aston University was ranked in the top 25 of the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

For media inquiries in relation to this release, contact Rebecca Hume, Press and Communications Manager, on (+44)7557 745416 or email: r.hume@aston.ac.uk

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