Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the University. KTP involves forming a partnership between your company and the University, enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your company develop. The Partnership recruits one or more suitably qualified graduates (KTP Associates) to facilitate this transfer of skills and expertise.

What can KTP offer your business?

  • Access qualified people to spearhead new projects
  • Access experts who can help take your business forward
  • Develop innovative solutions to help your business grow
  • Develop your business for today’s market
  • Increase your competitive advantage
  • Improve your performance/business operations
  • Increase profitability

Examples of KTPs within the School

  • Fitflop Limited - To identify and understand technical and clinical advantages of health and wellbeing footwear, and develop a wider product range.
  • Manchester Brook Advisory Centre - To develop and implement an evaluation toolkit and a range of new media services, to facilitate the maintenance of boy's and young men's sexual health.  This KTP developed digital media based interventions embedded with evaluation mechanisms in order to continually assess the impact and value of such interventions. As a result of this KTP, Brook is seen as a leader in the sector; this will impact upon their ability to secure new service contracts in an increasingly competitive environment.  
  • Reckitt Benckiser plc - Working with the University of Salford, Reckitt Benckiser identified an opportunity to improve the knowledge of feet through an improved understanding of foot skin. The aim is to develop an efficient, industry standard, user based methodology to enhance the development and assessment of foot skin solutions in the prevention, protection and healing features.

For more information, contact the Engagement and Innovation Team.