University of Brighton KTP

University of Brighton KTP

KTP is a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to the UK’s rich academic resources. It’s a partnership between the business seeking expertise, a university or college and a recently qualified graduate – known as an Associate. Each partnership lasts from twelve months to three years.

The graduate carries out a strategic project in your business, with expert university academic guidance. Up to 67 per cent of the project costs are government-funded.

If you apply to KTP and you’re successful, an Associate (supervised by the company and the university) will work in your company and help bring your plans to life.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership can involve refining or designing products, opening new markets, improving business, marketing or manufacturing systems and cutting costs and waste.

How can a Knowledge Transfer Partnership benefit me?

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a collaboration that benefits businesses, academics and graduates.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships enable companies to access the resources and expertise they need to innovate and grow.

The latest statistics from Innovate UK show that, on average, the KTP business benefits are:

  • £113k one-off increase in net profit during the programme
  • projected increase of over £1 million in annual profits before tax
  • the creation of two new jobs
  • increase in skills of existing staff.

Company contributions vary from 33 to 50 per cent of the total project cost and companies can apply for R&D tax relief.

Find out more about the types of projects we run and some examples of academic expertise we have here at the University. If you have a question, please see our FAQs or contact our team.


This unique opportunity allows a graduate to be based in a company whilst tapping into the expertise and support of the university, to deliver a strategic project that embeds knowledge within the company.