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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Time commitment

University lecturer looking at computer screen with student

KTP is delivered on a full economic cost basis, which means that the 10% of the academic's time is 100% funded, including overheads. Typically, academics should expect to commit half a day of their week to a KTP project, mainly at the premises of the business partner. This is important to build and maintain an understanding of the project environment and relationships with the people involved.

Dr Ben Whiteside, Director of the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology, University of Bradford.

I have been involved with KTPs for years now and can only say positive things about it. There is so much to gain from KTPs for academic who want to develop commercially relevant research experience and lasting relationships with industry.”