A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way partnership between a business or not-for-profit organisation, a team of academic experts and a qualified graduate, with the capability to lead a strategic business project.


KTP is a tried-and-trusted way to embed the knowledge of UEA talent in your organisation.

They help you explore a new idea or strategy, by adding the outside expertise you need.

Grant money is provided by Innovate UK, allowing you to access the latest academic thinking and work with a highly skilled graduate on a project to benefit your organisation.

We can help you manage and structure the project from start to finish, from securing funding to recruiting the right graduate for the role.

Our partners have previously used Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to unlock new markets, increase expertise, and improve how they work. These projects have a knock-on effect - raising profitability and efficiency.

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Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership

The Management KTP (MKTP) initiative is a programme focused on driving effectiveness in business by embedding improved management practices. Aimed specifically at supporting SME growth and productivity, the programme provides the opportunity to engage with UEA via a novel and innovative partnership with Norwich Business School. MKTPs draw upon range of leadership and management expertise and can support strategic management projects including:

  • monitoring and target setting
  • marketing and communications
  • organisation
  • resource planning and strategic thinking
  • horizon scanning and foresighting

Management KTP’s are currently open to public sector organisations. Contact us for an informal discussion to discuss your project idea and eligibility for this programme.

Case studies

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Working with the College of Policing to improve the wellbeing of police officers and staff

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Understanding and changing customer behaviour with Anglian Water