What is a KTP?

A KTP is a three-way project between one of our academic staff, your organisation and a recently qualified graduate (KTP Associate) who works in your organisation.

KTP is a leading programme for helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills.

At Strathclyde, we've a major commitment to KTPs, and host the West of Scotland KTP Centre, the largest of its kind in Scotland and one of the premier centres in the UK. In the past 18 years, the centre has helped establish over 300 projects and generated more than £40 million of KTP grants in the west of Scotland.

KTP aims

KTPs aim to meet a core strategic need of your organisation and identify solutions to help your business grow. KTPs often deliver increased profits for businesses through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets.

KTP benefits

  • businesses acquire new knowledge and expertise
  • KTP Associates will gain business-based experience and personal and professional development opportunities
  • universities, colleges or research organisations will bring their experience to enhance the business relevance of their research and teaching

KTP funding

The main sponsor of the KTP scheme is Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency. Each KTP project is sponsored by the participating business with the TSB often acting as co-sponsor with other public sector agencies.

KTP in action

Find out how we helped Scottoiler, a Scottish SME, develop new products, increase turnover and set up potentially lucrative investment opportunities.