Work with usKnowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are at the heart of our industrial engagement strategy. We’re committed to building projects which exploit our expertise and capabilities to meet the business and technical needs of industry.

What are KTPs

KTPs are a UK-wide programme that has been running for over 45 years and has helped organisations in all sectors and of all sizes to innovate and grow.

A KTP can help you to access the expertise you need to realise a strategic business opportunity. It can help your organisation develop new products or processes, access new markets or improve your productivity. A KTP provides access to our academics who will work with you to embed new knowledge and capabilities within your organisation.

How do KTPs work

A KTP is a three-way partnership between your organisation, the university, and a recently qualified graduate, who works within your organisation to deliver the project. Each KTP project lasts between 12 and 36 months, with Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation agency, providing between 50% to 75% of the eligible costs depending on organisation size and type. The aim of the KTP is to help you overcome challenges and increase profitability.

KTP projects help strengthen the relationship between your organisation and the university and often lead to ongoing collaboration.

KTPs at Strathclyde

At Strathclyde, we host the West of Scotland KTP Centre, the largest of its kind in Scotland and one of the premier centres in the UK. Through the West of Scotland KTP Centre, we’ve been active in KTPs from the very beginning, working with organisations of all sizes and sectors from every corner of the UK on innovative projects that deliver impact.