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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 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:48:00 +0000
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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