Working with Business

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) provides your business with funding to improve your competitiveness and productivity by collaborating with our world class researchers.

A KTP addresses a business’ core strategic need by identifying innovative solutions. KTP delivers significant increased profitability for business partners via:

  • increased sales
  • access to new markets
  • competitive advantage

Latest News: Newcastle University and Seven Stories partnership wins THELMA award

Newcastle University picked up the Knowledge Exchange / Transfer Initiative of the Year trophy last night (22nd June 2017) at this year’s THE Leadership and Management Awards.


Case studies

Royston Diesel Power

Royston Diesel Power sell, install, maintain and repair diesel generators and engines. Royston worked with Newcastle University's School of Marine Science and Technology on this KTP. 

Northern Powergrid

Northern Powergrid manage the distribution of electricity in most of the north and east of England. They worked with Newcastle University's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering on this KTP. 

JRI Orthopaedics

JRI Orthopaedics are a British manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and surgical instrumentation. They worked with Newcastle University’s School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering on this KTP project.


Boots is the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. Alongside retail, Boots researches and develops products across the healthcare and cosmetic industry. Boots worked with Newcastle University's Institute of Cellular Medicine on this KTP.


Prior to acquisition by Lookers plc in 2015, Benfield grew to be one of the largest and well known private companies in the motor retailing market. They worked with Newcastle University's Business School on this KTP.