Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is Europe's leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. The programme enables businesses to access substantial funding and cutting-edge University expertise to deliver strategic projects.
A recently qualified graduate or postgraduate (the Associate), is recruited to deliver the project and is supported by an academic team from the University of Kent. The projects are usually 2 years in duration and, on average, benefits that can be expected from a project are:
- An increase of over 1m in annual profits before tax
- The creation of 3 new jobs
- An increase in the skills of existing staff
The KTP Team at Kent has a strong record for successfully developing a wide range of projects and of securing funding for KTP. Click on the case study links at the side of the page for some varied examples of University of Kent projects.
To find out more about the programme: ktp.innovateuk.org/
Working with us
If you would like to discuss a potential project or talk to a member of the Kent KTP Team, please get in touch.
These are some of the Universitys recent KTP projects:
|Company||Academic School(s)||Project Aim||Funding secured||Length|
|KROHNE Ltd||School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science||To develop 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||School of Computing / School of Engineering & Digital Arts||To design, validate and take 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|
|Cytocell Ltd||School of Biosciences||To develop a new product line of non-human fluorescence in-situ (FISH) probes to enable Cytocell to become a market leader in the field.||£129,954||30 months|
|London Womens Clinic Ltd||School of Biosciences||To bring Karyomapping a universal test for the diagnosis of genetic disease in human embryos to clinical application.||£132,266||30 months|
|Priority Freight Holdings Ltd||Kent Business School||To analyse current data and embed a fully integrated intelligent scheduling system to increase revenue and improve environmental impacts.||£117,850||30 months|
|Dover Harbour Board||Kent Business School||To redesign and improve traffic flow at the Ports Eastern Docks. To optimise the layout of the Ports new Western Docks cargo terminal building.||£72,266||24 months|
|Lonza Biologics Plc||School of Biosciences||To develop novel selection systems generating more productive cell lines with better quality and higher yield, reducing risk in the development of new therapeutic proteins.||£61,330||32 months|
|John Parker & Son Ltd||Kent Business School||To develop a robust and intelligent scheduling tool and evaluate strategic logistical scenarios to increase revenue and contribute to a cleaner environment.||£92,631||30 months|