Working in collaboration

DMU in partnership with Airbus Group

This eKTP project will protect critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Take a look at the nationally acclaimed programme to support business growth.

Digilit Knowledge Exchange Partnership

Take a look at our successful project.

DMU's research areas

Our academics and researchers who work with your business to share knowledge.

Curvy Kate Case Study


 Our track record

 See our completed case studies.

Knowledge Exchange

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

DMU is committed to knowledge exchange, and encourages collaboration between research, academia, business and public society by developing relationships that go beyond 'one translation'.

By creating a dialogue between these communities, knowledge exchange helps research to influence policy and practice.

As a University, our knowledge can help to improve your products and processes, making your organisation more competitive and profitable. 

Working closely with our leading academics and researchers, we will provide support at the different stages of your project from applying for funding; to project planning and evaluation from our team of highly qualified knowledge exchange experts.



"The KTP is a fantastic model for collaboration with industry. The tried and tested process and methodology ensure that the progress is monitored on a regular basis and that deliverables are monitored and met."

Richard Chipps, Academic Lead and Supervisor, POPAI KTP

"The project resulted in a high quality digital arts programme which is underpinned by a robust business plan and a clearly defined and researched opportunity to position Phoenix as an international arts centre."

John Rance, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Square


Why DMU?

We have a strong track record in delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), with our first ever KTP delivered in 1978.

Since then, we have successfully completed over 110 projects ranging from our partnership with Salter Industrial Measurements Ltd in 1981, to our 100th awarded KTP in 2012 with Curvy Kate, a lingerie design company.  

Our partnerships result in real benefits for companies looking to innovate and grow. Some of our recent projects have delivered:

  • A structured approach to energy and carbon management, helping a company save over £40,000 per year as well as reducing carbon emissions by almost 200 tonnes.
  • An in-house capability to design and develop a company's own products, enabling them to separate from their parent company and trade successfully as an independent company. 
  • A new culture of innovative, sustainable design supported by robust data, allowing a company to market itself as a credible alternative to larger suppliers - resulting in increased profits. 

For more information on our successful projects click here.



DMU's 100th Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)


Curvy Kate Case Study


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Knowledge Exchange Team

T: +44 (0)116 207 8455


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