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Knowledge transfer (KTP)

Here's how your business can access our expertise to increase your profits; create new jobs; help develop new products, technologies and processes or improve existing ones. Even better, up to 67% of the costs are met by government funding.

All this is possible through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

What is a KTP?

A KTP is an innovative and challenging project an organisation needs university support to complete. Businesses tap into the knowledge and expertise of the university to improve competitive advantage, productivity and performance. The government provides funding, primarily via the Technology Strategy Board, as KTPs are a key element in their agenda for strengthening the UK's business economy.

How can a KTP help my business?

A KTP is an ideal vehicle for you if you have a strategic business challenge. For example, you need to:

  • create competitive advantage
  • update your technology base
  • transform business processes
  • move into new markets
  • develop new products

In order to compete internationally a business like ours needs to be efficient. This type of forward looking business strategy will drive the company forward in decades to come and help us focus on tomorrow. LSBU and the Knowledge Transfer Project have helped us to achieve both these goals.

Ray Tomsett, Technical Director, Wire Belt

Read more about the working of the KTP in our Wire Belt case study.

What does London South Bank University offer?

LSBU has successfully delivered over 160 KTPs. We have helped organisations with everything from penetrating new markets and developing new products to increasing turnover.

Our academic expertise spans a broad range of subject areas including engineering, IT and informatics, refrigeration, food production safety and control, human performance, new product development and marketing to name just a few.

For detailed information about how a KTP works, or if you have a project you would like to discuss, contact Martha Crawford. Email getting or call 020 7815 6922.

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