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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with University of Gloucestershire provides an opportunity for a business to start or accelerate a strategic innovation project.

Give your innovation project lift-off with a Knowledge Transfer Partnership

In a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a graduate is recruited and employed by the University to help deliver the project for the business. The graduate is based within the business full-time, but they are supported by an experienced university academic, to ensure the project’s success.

Funding from Innovate UK covers around two thirds of the total project costs (the exact amount depends on the size of the business).

Why partner with University of Gloucestershire?

We bring a wealth of knowledge to our KTPs, covering not only the technical aspects of projects, but also the process of submitting successful KTP bids to Innovate UK. 

We bring key strengths around innovation and sustainability, as well as an ambition to help the businesses we work with to succeed. By pursuing excellence and nurturing aspirations, we deliver transformative projects that benefit society as a whole.

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How a KTP can benefit your business

  • Funding is available to support the majority of project costs, meaning the firm gets to deliver the innovation with minimal financial outlay.
  • The business gains an injection of knowledge and expertise from both the graduate and the academic.
  • Projects are more likely to achieve their goals because the University is committed to helping them succeed.

These collective benefits result in improved competitive advantage for your firm.

Our commitment to you

University of Gloucestershire are committed to working with you to ensure your project succeeds, providing senior academic expertise and high-level graduate resource to realise your vision contributing.

Our Values


Innovation is at the heart of all we do – be it through applying our digital expertise, or through ground-breaking research. Our strong links to businesses have enabled us to support hundreds of successful innovation projects that have resulted in bottom-line growth.


We have an international profile for our performance in sustainability, and a track record of working with businesses to deliver solutions that will result in a better world for us all.


Our ambition is to help the businesses we work with realise theirs. By pursuing excellence and nurturing aspirations, we deliver transformative projects that benefit society as a whole.

Get in touch

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