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
Enquiries from companies interested in engaging in KTP partnerships are welcomed by the Department.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The Department of Mechanical Engineering places great emphasis on making its research-derived knowledge, skills and technology available to industry to stimulate innovation.
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 to work full time on a strategic project based at your organisation.
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.
An academic supervisor at the University with relevant KTP expertise will maintain a close involvement with the project.
KTPs offer an effective means of promoting employment amongst our Department's graduates. Over 70% of associates are offered a post on a permanent basis following completion of the project.