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Working with your business

As a team, our aim is to provide an easy route into the University for anyone interested in working with us and accessing our research. We provide high-levels of service and support to enable partners to develop collaborations via a range of mechanisms and funding opportunities, and focus on helping companies grow and increase their competitiveness.

Hands and Plant Pixabay ImageBy providing tailored support throughout the entire process, we enable project teams to successfully secure funding and focus time and energy on the project in hand.

We support a variety of mechanisms, and our approach is to work with our partners to understand the challenges being addressed, in order to identify the most appropriate approach and finding. A key focus for the team is the government scheme, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), and you can find more here.


Latest News

Front Door Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:59:46 +0000
  • Extra KTP Funding References Success of UoR’s Partnership with Ella’s Kitchen
    On November 9th, Innovate UK announced an additional £30million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs); a government backed scheme which connects businesses across the UK with an academic or research organisation (such as a university), along with a qualified graduate. There are currently 630 graduates and post-doctoral researchers employed in KTPs branching across industrial research […]
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership with local energy monitoring company
    At the University of Reading, we’re always excited to work with local companies and to have the opportunity to apply our research in a way which adds real value to the world around us. Accordingly, we’re very pleased to announce our latest Knowledge Transfer Partnership with local energy monitoring company Optimal Monitoring. Optimal Monitoring work […]
  • Our team is expanding! Again!
    We are happy to announce that we have welcomed yet another member to our KTC family! Along with the new arrivals of Kimberley, Tom, and Vicki, we also welcome Dr Carol McAnally; Carol has a PhD in chemistry from Strathclyde University, and has worked largely in research funding. Most recently, Carol was a senior portfolio manager for […]
  • Yet ANOTHER new member of the KTC family!
    We are delighted to announce another new person to join the Knowledge Transfer Centre; Dr Vicki Aldmington. Vicki has a PhD in Fungal genetics and biochemistry from University of St Andrews, and has worked largely in education and outreach in the learned society sector. Most recently Vicki managed FoodWasteNet; a BBSRC Network in Biotechnology and Bioenergy. […]
  • Another new member of the KTC family!
    We are very happy to announce that we have another new team member; Thomas Wildsmith! Dr Wildsmith gained his Ph.D in materials and inorganic chemistry at the University of Bath, and has since worked for both a large research organisation and a small business where a key role was the development of collaborative research projects. Thomas […]
  • University of Reading building renamed in honour of Polly Vacher
    Formerly known as Systems and Engineering, building 38 located on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus has now been renamed in honour of an aviation enthusiast. Polly Vacher, a former Masters student in Music Education at Reading , attended the unveiling of the building’s new sign on Tuesday 15th August, accompanied by family members and Sir David Bell, […]
  • Congratulations to our Associate!
    We would like to say a huge congratulations to Llion Preston for gaining his Masters last week from Aberystwyth University! Llion has been studying for his Masters whilst also working as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate in a project with Armajaro and University of Reading. Here he is with a very proud Mum and Dad. What an […]
  • University of Reading Graduation July Graduation!
    University of Reading held it’s graduation ceremony this month which was, as ever, a fantastic event. This year our many graduates were celebrated, including an honorary doctorate in literature for London-based author, designer and illustrator, and UoR graduate; Coralie Bickford-Smith, and an honorary doctorate of science for Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and […]
  • A new member of the Knowledge Transfer Centre team!
    July has brought with it a brand new team member; Dr Kimberley Steed German! Dr Steed German gained her Ph.D. in solar and heliospheric physics at UCL where she also previously worked as the Faculty Research and Enterprise Manager for The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, and has now joined the Knowledge Transfer Centre as our […]
  • KTP Associate Case Studies
    We have been speaking to some of our fantastic KTP Associates, both current and former, who have shared their project experiences with us. You can read about their journeys here. See how we can help you shape your future by contacting us on or using our contact us page.

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