Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. We support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions. We help businesses grow through the development and commercialisation of new products, processes, and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive, and easy to navigate.

Researcher Senior researcher
Innovate UK
Since 1975, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have been helping businesses innovate for growth. KTPs connect forward thinking businesses with the UK’s world class knowledge bases to deliver a business led innovation projects. The academic partner (known as the knowledge base) will work with a business to: develop the project provide academic input recruit a suitable graduate, known as an associate. They will act as the employer of the associate, who then works at the business for the majority of the project. There are two types of KTP: classic KTPs focus on developing new or better products and services management KTPs focus on developing better businesses by enhancing processes and building management capability. A KTP project can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the challenge and the needs of the business.
Project Type:
Innovation - KTP collaboration opportunity