KTAs and KTSs

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships



Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a government run scheme that funds collaborative projects. It forms part of the government's strategy to promote innovation and growth in the UK.

KTPs form a three way partnership between the University, a company and a graduate. Once employed, the graduate takes on the role of KTP Associate. Together they work on an innovative, strategic project.

Associates are University employees but work at the company's premises. Candidates do not have to be graduates of Newcastle University to apply.

Newcastle University works with company partners throughout the UK.

KTPs are flexible:

  • 12-36 months in duration
  • Variable budgets
  • Companies of any size (minimum five employees)
  • Companies may undertake multiple projects

The KTP programme is managed and partly funded by Innovate UK. UK Research Councils and the devolved administrations also provide funding to support KTP.

Newcastle University's first KTP was in 1980. In total we have had more than 160 projects worth over £20m.


Watch a video about one of our award-winning projects here.

Read about our Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, Knowledge Exchange / Transfer Initiative of the Year winner here.


Current Vacancies

Key Features

  • Give company partners a competitive advantage
  • Provide business based training for graduates
  • Enhance business relevant research and teaching

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