Benefits of a KTP

One of the great advantages of a KTP is the benefits they extend to all parties involved, be it the company, the university or the associate. Below are some of the advantages participants can expect to benefit from should they take part in a project.

Benefits to the company

  • Academic from De Montfort University to provide expertise and technical advice and mentor the associate
  • Highly skills and motivated graduate (associate) to spearhead the project
  • Access to university facilities
  • Government funding covering up to two-thirds of the project costs (up to £40,000 per year)
  • Access to fully funded project budget covering: training (£2,000 per year), travel (£2,250 per year) and equipment (£1,500 per year) 

Benefits to the university

  • Enhance the business relevance of teaching and research
  • Identify new research themes and undergraduate and postgraduate projects
  • Gain improved understanding of commercial realities
  • Publish high quality journal and conference papers
  • Contribute directly to the university's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) activities

Benefits to the associate

  • Opportunity to take ownership of a project which will be key to the company's competitiveness and future business growth
  • Invaluable commercial experience
  • A foot in the door of an innovative, high potential company
  • Mentoring from professional academics and industry experts
  • Training and professional development in business management and leadership skills
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