Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Improve your business’ competitive advantage and increase innovation through a funded partnership with Pearson College London. Being part of a KTP can help you develop your business by linking you with academic expertise and the support of a qualified graduate – resources you may not have in-house. As part of the government scheme, Innovate UK/UKRI are offering funding towards KTPs to improve your business performance and help you become more productive.  

A KTP is part-funded by a grant. You will need to contribute to the salary of the graduate (Associate) who will work with your business, in addition to the cost of a supervisor who will oversee the scheme. The cost depends on the scale and length of the project as well as the size of your organisation.  Typically:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises contribute around £35,000 per year with around 70% of the project funded by a grant.  
  • Large businesses contribute around £55,000 per year with roughly 50% funded by a grant.  

Contact us to discuss opportunities and find out more about how a KTP can benefit your business. 

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Academic Profiles

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Chris Jones

I have an academic background in computer science, however, in my experience I have overseen digitising and designing processes for automation. Sometimes the knowledge area is computer-based technology but other times it can be more soft skills, for example figuring how to get stakeholders on board or how to deal with UX and CX. I currently teach a range of modules at PCL including Strategic Management, Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Digital Skills (excel, coding, etc), IT Industry Studies, Agile App Design.

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Kate Jones

I have 20+ years of global brand innovation and positioning research across most sectors, including FMCG, Automotive, Personal Care, Financial Services, Fashion and Retail. My research investigates conscious and non-conscious attitudes to brand attributes (including price, pack design and self-image). I have worked in multiple start-ups and developed new businesses for the likes of Royal Mail, Experian and Unilever. I am interested in ideation, articulation and development of new propositions and how they can be piloted, launched and scaled.

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Mike Gulvin

I have lived and worked abroad for many years and have an interest in global attitudes to marketing and the development of cross-cultural and institutional forms of education and the rise of education hubs and international branch campuses. I have a good understanding of differing cultural dimensions with an in-depth experiential knowledge of East and SE. Asian collectivist societies and Confucian-led social values and ethics. I have a working knowledge of the way in which such values operate within organisational structure and culture, and acknowledging them when it comes to marketing activities.

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Talk to us today

To discuss how Pearson College London can help your organisation contact our KTP manager Dr Iro Konstantinou