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Universities hold a wealth of knowledge and expertise

Business Solutions (Midlands) is run by scientists and engineers, with over 40 years collective experience working in academia. As a result, we know that Universities can provide a wide range of products and services for business and industry. Let us help you tap into the wealth of opportunities that exist within these institutions.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership, or KTP, is a collaboration between a company and an academic institution (Knowledge Based Partner), which aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to improve the overall profitability of the business.

Each partnership employs one or more recently qualified individuals (Associate) to work in a company on a specific project of strategic importance to the business, whilst also being supervised by the Knowledge Base Partner. These projects can vary in length (12 and 36 months). The Associates are postgraduate researchers, university graduates, or individuals qualified to at least NVQ (Level 4) or equivalent.

What are the aims of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships?

  • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge through projects undertaken by high calibre, recently qualified graduates, or postgraduates.
  • Provide company-based training for recently qualified people to enhance their business and specialist skills.
  • Stimulate and enhance business-relevant training and research undertaken by the academic institutions.
  • Increase the interaction between businesses and academic institutions, and highlight the contribution academia can make to business development and growth.

Please contact us for further information on this programme.