About KTPs

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are not student projects. The KTP Associate will be a high calibre graduate or post-graduate, often with prior industry experience, whom will be expected to lead the project and have the capabilities to implement strategic development within your company.

Once a KTP is awarded, the recruitment process can begin. Bishop Grosseteste University will work with the business on jointly securing a suitable candidate through an open advertising process.

KTP projects can have more than one Associate if there are clearly defined, multiple projects identified for each Associate to work upon.

Academics get involved

Get involved, you won’t regret it!

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can help academics identify new commercially relevant research themes, demonstrate impact, and contribute to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

On average a KTP creates 3 new research projects and 2 research papers for each project. They often help academics publish in high-quality journals and conference papers.

Academics other benefits

Other benefits for academics

  • New strategic business relationships
  • New Intellectual Property with commercial potential
  • Enhance reputation of the institution and department
  • Increased interest and uptake from potential undergraduates
  • Source of valuable research income

KTPs as an Academic

James Silverwood, Senior Lecturer at BGU and KTP Academic Supervisor

James explains how research projects work, their main objectives and outlines the the level of commitment required by an academic

Watch time: 2 minutes

KTPs as an Associate

Iwona Fodrowska, KTP Associate employed by BGU and the Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Iwona explains her experience as a KTP Associate and the benefits she believes it will bring to her future career

Watch time: 1 minute