Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.

In order to find out more about how KTP can help your business and how to apply please visit here

Graduate opportunities

If you want to apply your degree, start a 'real' job straight away and gain a professional qualification, then a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is what you're looking for. You should be inquisitive, bright and serious about getting ahead.

KTP - Graduate recruitment opportunities are available across the UK around 350 job opportunities are created each year.

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Even if there is nothing that suits you today, why not visit the KTP website regularly to check for vacancies. Before you know it, the right job may have found you!

Funding Organisation Criteria

Each KTP application is assessed against a list of Funding Organisation Criteria and the Overarching Criteria which, in general, ensures that the proposal fits within the agreed mission and objectives of the programme. In some cases support from more than one funding organisation may be required in order for the proposal to be supported.

Contact Us

If you wish to find out more about KTP and discuss your potential project idea please contact your local KTP Office or KTP Adviser in the first instance.

Staff from Innovate UK undertake the day-to-day operation, administration and management of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. on behalf of all the public sector bodies funding Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and are contactable through our Customer Support Service Team:

0300 321 4357 or email

Please notify any amendments to Offices or Advisers contact details by emailing