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As part of National KTP Week, 3-7 November, the University of Brighton will be running a number of events for businesses that want to find out more about how a government-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership can help a company innovate and grow.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a national government scheme established for almost 40 years which provides up to 67% grant unifunding to enable companies to become more innovative and competitive by working in partnership with a university. Because of its longevity, there is plenty of evidence that the KTP scheme works: 2013 figures show that on average, a company undertaking a 2-year project benefits from a £550k increase in net profit and creates 4 new jobs.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a 3-way partnership between a company who needs to access knowledge to grow, a university who has the required knowledge and values the interaction with industry, and a graduate, appointed to lead the strategic project, bringing a fresh perspective and gaining early career experience.

Visitors to the event will hear the first-hand experience of how KTP can benefit your business from Peter Adlington, Managing Director of St Leonards-on-Sea based company Plastipack Limited. Over the years, Plastipack and sister company Plastica have run a series of KTP projects. We will also hear from University of Brighton in Hastings’ Senior Lecturer, Jon Nicholson who is currently working on a project with Eastbourne based software development company Colony101. The KTP team from the University of Brighton will also be available to answer any questions or discuss project ideas.

KTP is a great way of attracting talented graduates to work in your business but it’s not the only way: a representative from the University of Brighton Careers Service will attend the event to talk to you about how you can advertise vacancies, promote your business and work with our students and graduates in other ways.

If you would like to come along to this event then please register at HastingsExchange@brighton.ac.uk

The event is on Tuesday 4th November 4.30pm at the Universities Lecture Theatre, Priory Square Building, University of Brighton
Hasting Campus, Priory Square, Hastings, TN34 1EA

If you can’t make it to the event you Register your interest in KTP on their website.