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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme has been helping businesses to innovate and grow for the past 40 years. It does this by linking them with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project.

How does the scheme work?

Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, an academic institution and a graduate. The academic institution employs the recently-qualified graduate who works at the company. The graduate, known as the ‘associate’, brings new skills and knowledge to the business.

A KTP can last between 12 and 36 months depending on the project and the needs of the business. It is part-funded by a grant. The amount businesses need to contribute is different for SMEs and larger companies

UWS and KTPs

UWS has a proud and successful track record of working with businesses of all sizes in grant-funded partnership projects. We have been successful in KTPs for over forty years and have helped many companies innovate and grow through the scheme.

Projects are grant funded at up to 67% for SMEs and 50% for large companiesA full-time graduate works in the company throughout the project, which can last from one to three years. 

Get in touch via to discuss how UWS might work with you on a KTP project.  

Last updated: 02/02/2018