That’s where the University of Sunderland through our Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme could help.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are a three-way partnership between the business seeking expertise, a university and a recently qualified graduate/postgraduate – known as the KTP Associate. Each project can last between 12 months to three years, transferring and embedding new knowledge and skills to encourage business growth and innovation. With the help of government funding and university expertise, your business will be well supported to innovate and reach its full potential.
A KTP can involve:
Essentially, the end result of the KTP must have a direct impact on the business bottom line.
Our experienced KTP team at the University of Sunderland can help you scope out your project idea and connect you with academics with relevant expertise. A project plan will be developed, tailored to your business challenge. Support will be provided at every stage of the process including the preparation and submission of the grant application form.
Once funding is approved, the University and the business will jointly recruit the KTP Associate. The KTP Associate is based within the business but employed by the University. The Associate will implement the strategic goals of the project plan. The Associate will be fully supported with expert university academic guidance throughout the project.
Management KTPs are transforming businesses. They are accelerating business growth and providing companies with a post-pandemic route to prosperity. At the same time, they are ensuring the academic community’s research remains relevant to the fast-evolving needs of business.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a collaboration that benefits businesses, academics and graduates. Learn more about the benefit to each below.