A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Birmingham City University is a business development collaboration between a company, a graduate, our academic expertise and a business development grant from Innovate UK. The purpose of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership is to drive business innovation and help UK companies achieve growth.
Birmingham City University will employ a recently qualified graduate, known as a KTP Associate, to work within your organisation (managed by a supervisor at your firm) for the duration of the KTP project. The KTP Associate will bring new skills, knowledge and working methods to your team, drive the KTP business growth strategy and manage the project to successful completion.
An academic project team from Birmingham City University will mentor and guide the KTP Associate while sharing knowledge, research and expertise to ensure your project achieves the desired objectives.
A typical KTP partnership lasts between 12 and 36 months. The length of your KTP will depend on your project requirements and business needs.
Your KTP will be part-funded by Innovate UK and the Research Councils. Birmingham City University will help you secure your KTP funding.