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Knowledge exchange

Through proactive knowledge exchange we contribute economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to society.

Knowledge exchange is a process which brings together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise.

Our key enabler for knowledge exchange is the Government-sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. KTP is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance by using the knowledge residing in UK Higher Education Institutions.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is based on a simple idea of partnership and mutual gain:

  • gain for the business via knowledge exchange to enable it to compete with new products, processes and markets
  • gain for the academic whose research is applied in business and which can lead to research ideas
  • gain for the KTP Associate, whose project enables the company to make effective use of the knowledge transfer whilst they develop their own management/technical capabilities in a supported environment.

Business Engagement and Partnerships team