Queen’s University Belfast KTP
KTP is a three way partnership between Companies, Graduates and academics. KTP has been working for UK businesses and universities over the last forty years, and is one of the UK government’s most successful knowledge transfer programmes. Each KTP is a three-way Partnership between a company, an academic team and a recent graduate. The programme is intended to bring new capabilities to a business or organisation in order to solve a problem that is unique to your company. It has been proven to work with companies in a wide range of sectors and sizes. In Northern Ireland, KTP projects are mainly funded by Invest NI and Innovate UK.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
In response to the large number of SMEs in the region the University has an award winning dedicated Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) team with 30 active KTPs at any one time.
Members of staff in the KTP team and in Civil Engineering work together to identify opportunities and to secure funding. Since 2008 Civil Engineering has worked with 8 different companies in 10 successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Northstone NI, Macrete Ireland, Horizon Renewables, Bullivant Taranto, Hughes Precast Concrete, Capital Steel, McFarland Associates, Larsen Manufacturing), and in 3 cross border FUSION partnerships (Wrights Quarry Products, Castlecool, Mainstream Renewable Power). Most of these companies are in NI and RoI, as responding to local challenges has always been an important part of the QUB Civil Engineering’s impact approach. Through the additional funding members of staff are released up to half a day per week to work in/with the industrial partner. In many cases these collaborations have developed to cover wider areas of activity.
Center for Built Environment Research
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT9 5AG
+44(0)28 9097 1234