KTAs and KTSs

Knowledge Transfer Partnership



The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses to innovate and grow.

Each KTP links a company with a Newcastle University academic and skilled graduate to work on an innovative, strategic project.

The graduate is employed by the university but is based at the company, which can be located anywhere in the UK. The graduate doesn't have to be from Newcastle University to take part.

Projects can last between 12 and 36 months, and receive partial funding from Innovate UK and UK Reseach Councils.

Newcastle University's first KTP was in 1980, and in total we have had 160 projects worth £20m.


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


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Key Features

  • Give company partners a competitive advantage
  • Provide business-based training for graduates in order to enhance their commercial and specialist skills
  • Stimulate and enhance business relevant research and teaching undertaken by the University

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