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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

How is the KTP funded?

Each KTP is part-funded by Innovate UK. This means that Innovate UK contribute between 50-67% of the cost.

How much the company contributes is dependent upon the company size.

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Our role:

We act as a facilitator and key partner for interested businesses. Our role is in supporting the discussions and meetings surrounding a potential project and help you through the application process.

In addition, we provide ongoing academic supervision throughout the partnership.

-- What's it all about? --

The KTP programme:

 is administered nationally by Innovate UK

 encourages collaboration between universities and industry

 can last 12-36 months depending on project scope and business requirements

KTPs are based on a three-way partnership between:

 a UK-based business of any size or not-for-profit organisation

 a UK-based academic organisation

 a suitably qualified graduate who can lead a strategic business project

Key benefits for businesses:

It's a cost-effective route to recruiting a suitably skilled person to work on a specific, strategic business challenge

You're supported by the university for the entire duration on the KTP programme

It gives you exclusive access to world-leading facilities and resources at WMG, the University of Warwick

 It provides 'fresh-eyes', new ideas and thinking to support business improvement

--Further Information--

A summary of how it works


Contact us to discuss whether a KTP could be an option for addressing your specific business challenges. You'll need to have a specific project in mind which links in with our core areas of capability.


We contact the regional KTP advisor to discuss the idea in more detail and decide whether a proposal should be created. Once confirmed, a plan for developing and submitting a KTP proposal is agreed upon.


We support you in developing the KTP proposal, ensuring it meets all essential criteria.


Once approved, we lead the recruitment of a suitably qualified graduate, who would be employed by the university and based at your location for the duration of the KTP programme. The chosen 'Associate' would have the most relevant skills and technical background to be able to deliver the identified business challenge.

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