We are delighted to announce that after submitting a record number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) applications to Innovate UK in their latest submissions round, all of our applications have been approved and our 7-year success rate of 100% still stands.
This is a fantastic achievement for our knowledgeable and experienced team who, despite the challenging circumstances posed by the pandemic, have continued to work closely with businesses to identify potential KTP projects and bring them to fruition.
A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership. On this occasion, the approved KTPs will involve academics from the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Science and the Division of Arts and Humanities. Each project will hire an Associate; a recent graduate who is responsible for managing the project and acting as the link between the University and the business.
To get to this stage, our team have played a crucial role in the application process, helping to identify KTP objectives and outputs, the deliverables for the Associate involved, and the academic expertise at Kent required to achieve these outcomes. The team has also established links to the region’s KTP advisors at Innovate UK, to access expert advice on succeeding in the application process. The team’s comprehensive support for businesses and staff wanting to get involved in KTPs could not be achieved without the 40 years of research and innovation experience that the University of Kent has to its name.
For more information about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, watch our KTP Officer Clare Witcher talking about KTP projects on our YouTube channel, visit our KTP webpage and contact the team to arrange a one-to-one to discuss your research and innovation needs.