A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a government funded scheme, bringing together universities and businesses to work on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation.

The University of Portsmouth has a proven track record and over 20 years of experience with KTPs across a wide range of academic disciplines and business needs.

How does it work?

A graduate, known as a KTP Associate, is employed by the University and works full time in a company to deliver the objectives of a highly innovative research and development project.

What can KTP offer an associate?

  • £4,000 training budget
  • Acceleration for your career, either in business or research
  • A competitive salary
  • The opportunity to lead and manage a highly innovative and strategic project
  • The support of an academic team from the University
  • The possibility of working towards a higher degree
  • Attendance at 2 one week management residential workshops
  • 100% of University of Portsmouth KTP Associates have gone on to permanent positions either within their KTP company or with another business.

What are the advantages to businesses?

  • Access to the knowledge and expertise available at the University of Portsmouth.
  • Delivery of a project of strategic importance to your company.
  • Delivery of a project that would otherwise be beyond the company’s scope.
  • Increased productivity and profits.
  • Funding! Up to 67% of the project is funded by Innovate UK.

Want to find out more about collaborating with the University of Portsmouth on a KTP?

Contact Research and Innovation Services on 023 9284 6191 or email researchandinnovation@port.ac.uk.

Interested in becoming a KTP Associate?

View our current job vacancies here.