Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Benefits of KTPs
The advantages of KTPs include:
- Low cost
- Free training for your associate
- Access to talented graduates
- Full-time support for your project
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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) allow businesses to use our department's experience and expertise to:
- Develop new products
- Improve performance
KTPs are partially government-funded. Most of our partners are small to medium-sized companies, although we also work with larger organisations.
Bath has been involved with KTPs for more than 20 years. For information about current partnerships visit the University's KTP site.
How do KTPs work?
One of our graduates or employees – a KTP associate – will be seconded to you for at least two years. They will work full-time on your project.
Your associate will also attend residential courses run by the government’s KTP Office. They will learn training, management and business skills and have the chance to earn a management diploma.
Dr Tim Mays has been exploring the possibility of a UK hydrogen energy programme as part of a Knowledge Transfer Association fellowship. The research is being sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the UK Energy Research Centre.
As part of the project he led the International Hydrogen Research Showcase. He is also working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.