Knowledge transfer schemes

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are collaborative partnerships between an organisation, a university and a graduate to aid business development with the input of academic expertise.

So what are the benefits of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships?

For organisations:

  • Strategic development of products, services and organisational development
  • Financial support through grant funding
  • Having a knowledgeable graduate to carry out the project work
  • Access to university consultancy and facilities
  • Outcomes which increase commercial success of a business

For graduates:

  • Paid project work
  • Application of specific knowledge and skills to real organisational situations
  • Fast track career development
  • The opportunity for further post graduate qualifications
  • Building a portfolio of work experience, technical and business skills

For the university:

  • The application of specific academic knowledge into industry
  • Staff development opportunities in supervising and mentoring graduates
  • The opportunity to work with business and build relevant relationships
  • The student project could result in a postgraduate degree being awarded
  • Publishing of academic papers
  • Research opportunities and points towards departmental RAE ratings

Interested?

If you have a potential strategic developmental project of commercial significance which you wish to explore, please email business@sussex.ac.uk.

If you would like information about other business services and funding schemes the University of Sussex can provide, then email business@sussex.ac.uk.