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Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange is the process by which two or more entities share knowledge for mutual benefit.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships| (KTPs) are government funded programmes designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. These benefits| are achieved by forming a partnership between your business and De Montfort University (DMU), enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your business develop.

The KTP programme is widely regarded as the most successful grant-funding initiative available to UK businesses today.

Why DMU?

DMU has a long history of successfully managing and completing KTPs, having worked with more than 90 companies from a variety of sectors and industries. Through KTP, companies are able to tap into cutting-edge university expertise and gain access to top graduate employees.

Having worked with more than 90 companies from a diverse range of sectors and industries, DMU has helped to develop comprehensive technology and business solutions.

Below is a selection of case studies outlining the experiences of the company, academic and associate involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. We hope these will inspire you into thinking about working with DMU.

Case studies


  • Flextraction Limited - In-house design capability resulting in the company's own extraction arm development
  • Easibind International Ltd - Enhancement of the print process through the application of 3D lenticular technology
  • Sure24 Ltd - Development of a Home Automation Platform and creation of a design centre introducing 3D CAD
  • Nottingham Scientific Ltd - In-house capability to design and develop knowledge of radio frequency for high end applications
  • Leicester City Council - Seam free integration of web-based council services
  • M Wright & Sons - To develop and introduce new products into new markets 
  • GoMAD Thinking - To develop an interactive online coaching/training capability utilising Artificial Intelligence

View a full list of current DMU KTP projects|

Contact us

Knowledge Exchange Team

T: +44 (0)116 250 6211

E: kto@dmu.ac.uk|

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