KTPs support the increasing demand to deliver evidence of the impact of bespoke research, while updating strategic decisions of future research.

The benefits are extensive, but academics can expect to:

  • produce on average more than three new research projects and two research papers for each project
  • apply knowledge and expertise to key commercial challenges
  • publish high-quality journal and conference papers
  • observe and to have impact on the practical application of their research
  • develop industry-relevant teaching material
  • contribute to the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • cultivate strategic relationships with regional and national organisations