Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Here at the University of Central Lancashire we have a dedicated and highly experienced Knowledge Transfer Partnerships team who will provide support throughout the whole of your KTP process.

KTP is a UK-wide, government-funded programme, aimed at assisting businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance. Businesses achieve this through the use of knowledge, technology and skills available to them within universities such as UCLan.

What will this involve?

KTP is a partnership between your business and UCLan. If your business enters into partnership with us we will:

  • Implement an agreed business project, from between 12 to 36 months, central to the strategic development of your business.
  • Recruit a high calibre graduate, known as the ‘associate’, who is based at your business to deliver the project.
  • Provide joint supervision to the ‘associate’ through business and academic mentors.

What does it cost and who is it for?

The total annual cost of a KTP on average is £65k, which is split between the business and the government funding body.

  • A small or medium sized business will contribute around one third of the total project costs.
  • A larger business will be responsible for contributing around half of the total project costs.
  • The budget covers the cost of employing a full-time ‘associate’ to work at the company on the defined project, half a day per week of academic consultancy and £6k per year for travel, consumables and training for the ‘associate’.

How will it benefit your business?

KTP at UCLan will help you and your business to:

  • Increase profits, knowledge and capability.
  • Gain competitive advantage through new products, processes and services.
  • Introduce new technology through innovation.
  • Become more efficient and set for growth.

Read our case studies

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) at the University of Central Lancashire

Contact details

If you are interested in finding out more about KTP then please contact our Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Business Development Manager Ruth Slater on:

Ruth Slater


Ruth Slater
Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Business Development Manager

Phone: +44 (0)1772 895074
Web: UCLan Business Development
Twitter: @UCLanKTP

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are funded by UKRI through Innovate UK with the support of co-funders, including the Scottish Funding Council, Welsh Government, Invest Northern Ireland, Defra and BEIS.  Innovate UK manages the KTP and mKTP programmes and facilitates its delivery through a range of partners including the KTN, Knowledge Bases and Businesses. Further information about KTP can be found on the national website.