UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) supports UK businesses wanting to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities. Projects should be focused on a company problem and have significant potential impact. 

 KTPs, from 6 months to 3 years, enable business growth and spearhead innovation through the creation of a collaborative partnership between a UK organisation and an academic team within a University. 

 The partnership recruits a recently qualified graduate (Associate) to facilitate the transfer of academic knowledge into the company. It is also possible to recruit an Associate with a PhD. Employed by UCL, the Associate works within the company and is jointly supervised by company personnel and a senior academic. 

This is a very flexible mechanism for companies to apply research developed by the Centre to their problems and is funded by the Technology Strategy Board. The cost to the company varies according to company size, length of the partnership and the qualification of the Associate.

For further information please contact Andrew Davidson