Many companies have benefitted from embedding a University researcher in their team for a defined period. The companies benefit from direct access to the latest ideas and thinking in the academic world and the University benefits from the experience and knowledge that flow back into the research groups from the commercial sector.
Knowledge Transfer (KT) is the process by which knowledge and ideas move between the University of Oxford and users of that knowledge and is one of the strategic priorities of the university. The University uses Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to help meet its objectives in this area .
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
A KTP is a company-focused collaborative project undertaken by a business (typically an SME), and academic institution (the Knowledge Base Partner), and a recently qualified graduate or postgraduate (the KTP Associate) who is embedded in the company for the duration of the project. The aim of the partnership is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge out of the academic institution to improve the competitiveness, productivity and performance of the company partner.
Applications to the KTP scheme are made to Innovate UK, with successful awards often co-funded by the research councils.
The University KTP Office provides general advice and support to projects, from the initial exploratory discussion state through to project completion.
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Explore Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Murray Gardner, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283794