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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.


By 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 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:55:49 +0000
  • just IMAGINE if…
    At the Knowledge Transfer Centre, we firmly believe that people hold the key to resolving some of the world’s most pressing issues with their ideas, a belief communally shared by the entirety of the University of Reading. We have collaborated with Ella’s Kitchen founder Paul Lindley on various successful projects over the years,  helping get Paul’s […]
  • How a partnership with the KTC helped Ella’s Kitchen, and ‘Thinking Like a Toddler’ with founder Paul Lindley
    Award winning British entrepreneur, social campaigner, best-selling author and University of Reading honorary Paul Lindley visited Henley Business School on Whiteknights campus in October earlier this year to provide an excellent lecture on ‘The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler’, echoing his fantastic book he released back in 2017. Paul spent the hour-long lecture discussing how […]
  • Bullitt Group Student Design Challenge 2018
      We are proud to be a department that not only supports businesses with their company growth, but also students with exciting competitions that help prepare them for their careers after University. One of the annual projects we love helping with is the Bullitt Group Design Challenge, ran by both Bullitt themselves and University of […]
  • Collaboration Benefits for Academics: In conversation with Prof. Rachel McCrindle
    How can Academics benefit from getting involved in KTC projects? We caught up with Professor of Computer & Human Interaction Rachel McCrindle to talk awards, awards, research, promotions , and the importance of collaboration.   What are the key benefits of working with the KTC in enabling collaboration with partners? There are many benefits of working with the […]
  • Using maths and engineering to solve problems in food production, biotechnology, resource efficiency, water and sustainability.
    **Article pasted in entirety from**   Could your industry challenge be solved with help from researchers in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science? Data science, artificial intelligence, mathematical and statistical modelling at multi scale are key strengths of the UK research base, and can be transformational when applied to industrial problems. Over the last few years KTN has joined forces with academic […]
  • TVBLEP announce their award winning funding escalator increase to £11.3m!
    In 2013, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP invested nearly half its Growing Places Fund to create the TVB Funding Escalator to help local high-growth businesses. Managed by The FSE Group, the Funding Escalator has so far supported 51 companies and invested £8.3million of loans and equity, creating or safeguarding 594 jobs in the LEP area. In […]
  • New Partnership between University of Reading and Red Whale!
    In the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Reading, we are continually looking to collaborate with exciting, innovative, local businesses in order to help create a positive global impact. We are therefore extremely delighted to announce our latest Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Red Whale, a company based right alongside us on the UoR campus. Red Whale […]
  • JOB ALERT! Excellent opportunity for a Digital Content Executive with Red Whale
    Our new partnership with Red Whale has generated an exciting opportunity for a Digital Content Executive to join their team in Reading. The 24-month fixed term contract role of the Digital Content Executive will be to develop a state-of-the-art, engaging and highly effective online teaching provision, innovative course content and assessment methods to compliment the current […]
  • Pioneering Aviator Polly Vacher visits the University campus on International Women’s Week!
    Back in August 2017 we shared our good news story about how the Systems and Engineering Building at University of Reading (the permanent home of the Knowledge Transfer Centre) was renamed in honour of the inspirational Polly Vacher MBE (you can still read the story here: On Monday 5th March 2018, Mrs Vacher provided staff […]
  • 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 […]

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