Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help encourage growth and inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company.

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is the largest provider of KTPs in the East of England, with a strong reputation for working in partnership with businesses.

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

A KTP is a three-way collaboration between you (the organisation), a graduate employee (known as a KTP Associate) who transfers the knowledge you’re seeking into your organisation, and ARU (the knowledge base). One of ARU’s academics will supervise the KTP Associate and offer consulting support throughout the collaboration.

How will a KTP benefit your business?

By participating in a KTP you can:

  • Access specialist experts and qualified staff to spearhead new projects and grow your business
  • Obtain greater market awareness and develop your business for today’s market
  • Enhance your organisation’s strategic planning and operational efficiency
  • Get assistance with the development and design of new products
  • Implement new systems or technology
  • Identify and gain access to new markets
  • Increase your competitive advantage
  • Increase profitability

Projects can last between 12 and 36 months.

How much does a Knowledge Transfer Partnership cost?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships benefit from a Government grant that covers between 40 and 67% of the total project cost. The budget for any individual Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and the business contribution to it, depends on the details of the specific partnership. A conservative estimate would be around £20,000.

What type of business can take part?

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership is ideally suited to organisations that have the financial and operational resources to support the project. You’ll also be responsible for supporting a graduate, known as a KTP Associate, who will be new to your business.

Any organisation that is a registered UK legal entity and can supply ratified accounts, such as businesses (of all sizes), large not-for-profit organisations, charities, NHS Trusts and councils can take part.