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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - AMAP

AMAP and the University of Sunderland has a proven, successful track record in supporting and offering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). KTPs are one of the Innovate UK's business support solutions that enable knowledge and technology transfer between academia and industry. 

KTPs can range from one to three years during which the academic institution will assist an industrial partner to create strategic and profitable change within their company via a high flying graduate/associate to focus on a specific research challenge.

The funding from the government grant and the company partner covers the cost of the university’s participation in the programme. The scheme is open to all companies. Typically SMEs can obtain a grant that will fund up to 67% of the costs of a development project. Large companies received 50% grant funding. Funding is costed on a case-by-case basis.

Benefits to the Company
Highly skilled graduate to work on a strategic company project
Access to academic expertise and university facilities
Improved competitiveness and financial benefits from completed projects

Benefits to the Academic and the University
Development of collaborations with innovative businesses
Development of business-relevant teaching materials
Conference material and publish high quality research papers 

Benefits to the Associate
Opportunity to work on a project central to the company's strategic development
Competitive salary
Opportunity to develop education, knowledge and training
Mentoring from experienced university and company staff

Equipment and facilities
AMAP has a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are available for use by companies at competitive rates. The equipment is supported by fully trained staff and technicians and is calibrated to the latest standards. A directory of equipment and facilities with their specification and capacity can be viewed on AMAP’s website.

AMAP Contact
If you are interested in finding out and engaging in a KTP with AMAP please contact

Roger O’Brien
Director - AMAP
Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice
University of Sunderland
The Industry Centre
Colima Avenue
Sunderland Enterprise Park West
Hylton Riverside
Tyne & Wear


Tel: +44 (0)191 515 2268 (Direct)
Tel: +44 (0)191 515 3888 (General)
Mobile: +44 (0)7946 892 568 


This page was published on 8 April 2019