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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme is a UK-wide programme helping businesses to improve competitiveness and productivity. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships bring expertise, graduate talent and practical backing together.  A talented graduate, based full-time in business, drives and delivers a project, with full University backing and help with supervision and management. Graduates have weekly access to an academic or researcher with knowledge, skills and experience that is relevant to the business. More than 3,000 projects, lasting between six months to three years, have been successfully completed nationally.

The business brings ambition and strategic vision and UWE Bristol will provide the practical graduate support, applied knowledge and technical expertise to help achieve business goals.

KTPs have been delivered across all sectors, for organisations of all sizes. Recently, UWE has helped businesses to:

  • Become energy self sufficient by implementing an energy provision and conservation strategy.
  • Implement ‘lean’ principles through an international supply chain.
  • Introduce sustainable practices and technologies into housing stock development, refurbishment and maintenance.
  • Improve products with advanced mechanical engineering techniques.
  • Design and implement a prototype predictive market segmentation product.
  • Support continued growth through business process modeling and IT system improvement.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme is funded by Innovate UK



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