Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

​​Is your business looking to innovate, expand or improve performance?

Working in partnership, we can help you make that strategic step change. Here are some of the areas we can help you with:

  • Improving existing products

  • Developing new products

  • Streamlining manufacturing processes

  • Implementing new business strategies

  • Expanding into new markets


Frequently asked questions:

What is KTP?

KTP is one of Europe's leading programmes helping businesses access expertise and resources available within universities. The UK-wide programme is part funded by several organisations including Government, research councils and charities. 

How do they work?

One or more high calibre Associates (recently qualified graduates), supervised by academic staff, are employed to work on a strategic development project. Depending on their complexity, projects could last from six months to three years, with the majority being two years.

Once you have identified a project of strategic importance to your business, we will guide you in finding the expertise you need. We will help with the application process and in finding a suitable Associate to be employed full-time within your organisation, supervised by a Cardiff Met academic and a senior member of your staff.

Is my business eligible?

Businesses of all sizes in most industries and sectors can apply. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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