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Increasingly, companies are deriving value from seconding staff into relevant research groups. This provides a valuable opportunity for professional development and can help both organisations identify further synergies for collaboration.


Similarly, businesses welcome a University researcher embedded in their company for a defined period. In both cases, the company benefits from direct access to the latest ideas and thinking from the academic world, and the University benefits from the experience and knowledge that flow back into the research group from the commercial sector.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships commonly referred to as KTP is a national scheme, which supports an individual from a 'Knowledge Base' partner (typically a university) to work with and in a partner company. For more information please contact Dr Murray Gardner via