How does it work?
As an academic supervisor on the project, you will provide academic supervision to the Associate who works at the company partner's premise, on a project of strategic importance to the company. The Associate will be the project manager, transferring your skills and knowledge and applying these to the project.
Funded by Government organisations led by the Technology Strategy Board, with the remainder of the cost borne by the company partner, the projects are of full economic costing to the University.
Academic supervisors are normally expected to be full or part time employees of the knowledge base who are actively involved in teaching activities, however, other members of staff with relevant expertise are also eligible.
A project can be undertaken within any academic discipline or subject area, providing it meets the relevant sponsor’s project criteria
Key Academic Benefits and Outputs
KTPs provide you with the unique opportunity to gain from a number of benefits including:
- Apply knowledge and expertise to important business problems
- Contribute to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Impact Agenda
- Develop business-relevant teaching and research materials
In 2011/12 Universities reported that KTP outputs included:
- 97% of academics benefited through staff development
- 91% reported benefits to teaching
- 89% reported benefits to research
- 3 new research projects