The KTP Team at Queen's celebrate 'Best Knowledge Base Support Team' National Award
On Thursday 2 May, the KTP team at Queen's won 'Outstanding Contribution from a Knowledge Base KTP Support team' at the Innovate UK KTP Best of the Best 2019 awards.
The KTP Best of the Best awards recognise and celebrate the strength and diversity of impact delivered through KTP-supported industry-academic partnerships. The Best KTP Support Team award was judged on the Knowledge Base's influence and support in sustaining high-quality performance in KTP, or supported and influenced a significant increase in participation in KTP.
As further evidence of the continued success of KTP at Queen's, Queen's has reached a collaboration milestone, achieving a portfolio of over 50 live Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Commenting on these recent successes, Lorraine Marks, Head of KTP and Business Engagement Programmes at Queen's, said:
"The KTP scheme has been running in the UK for nearly 45 years and for 25 of those years, Queen's University Belfast has been leading KTP development and delivery, working with over 400 companies, the majority of which are SMEs. KTP is held in high regard within Queen's and the programme has been the foundation for many research and teaching successes including 15 National KTP Awards.
"The KTP team delivers an exemplary service to our company partners, academic researchers and the KTP Associates; our focus is on supporting them so that that they achieve the best outcomes from their Partnerships.
"To have our activities recognised by Innovate UK and the wider KTP community is hugely gratifying and we will continue to build on this achievement."
The KTP Best of the Best Awards are delivered for Innovate UK by the Knowledge Transfer Network. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme aims to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. KTPs are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK as part of the government's Industrial Strategy.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way partnership between companies, graduates and academics. KTPs primarily help businesses to innovate and grow, but their symbiotic nature also benefits the graduates who work in these businesses for a project's duration and the academic or research organisation who recruits the graduate for the position.
If your business has an innovative idea and would like to chat to us, please contact us at email@example.com. If you are a recent or upcoming graduate who would like more information on KTPs then please visit the 'KTP for Graduates' section of our website.