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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is Europe's largest University-business collaboration programme with over 30 years of proven success. It enables businesses to access substantial government funding and cutting-edge University expertise to deliver strategic projects.
A recently qualified graduate or postgraduate (named an Associate) is recruited to implement a specific project of strategic importance to your company overseen by an academic team from the University of Kent. Support and expert input ensures that the Associates work really does make a difference to your business. On average, businesses participating in a KTP project see an increase of over 220,000 in annual profits before tax and three new jobs created.
The business development team has a strong track record in securing funding for KTP projects as diverse as developing cutting edge wireless telemetry links to using anthropological methods to improve understanding of employee relations. (Click on our case study links opposite for recent examples).
Get in touch to discuss the KTP scheme, and how your business could get involved. Further information is available on the national KTP website www.ktponline.org.uk.
These are some of the Universitys recent KTP projects:
|Company||Academic School(s)||Project Aim||Funding secured||Length|
|Timeplan Fuel Solutions Ltd||Engineering & Digital Arts||Developing, designing and building an integrated Radio Frequency ID based management system for dispensing and monitoring fuel use securely, safely and accurately.||86,834||24 months|
|EMS Security Group Ltd||Engineering & Digital Arts/Physical Sciences||Providing in-house capabilities for smoke detector head modelling and design, and embedded self-calibrating software for rejection of spurious alarms and reduction in manufacture costs.||85,409||24 months|
|Pfizer UK Ltd||Anthropology||Understanding underlying beliefs, discourse and practices of employee relations so as to define and address the gaps between the current and desired workplace culture.||62,440||24 months|
|KROHNE Ltd||Maths, Statistics and Actuarial Science||Developing model-based regression methods for calibrating and verifying vibratory measuring devices in order to improve their measurement performance and reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs.||62,388||24 months|
|Erlang Solutions Ltd||Computing / Engineering & Digital Arts||Designing, validating and taking to market a software package with supporting services to accelerate the adoption of Erlang as a technology used in embedded systems.||91,325||24 months|