Knowledge Transfer Partnerships provide excellent opportunities for businesses and academic institutions to share expertise and develop innovative and fruitful approaches to business. A knowledge transfer partnership involves at least one graduate working for a period of between one and three years with a company, helping to deliver a project central to the needs of the company whilst drawing on knowledge and expertise from the academic institution.
Anglia Ruskin University is well established with campuses in Chelmsford, Harlow and Cambridge and offers a range of services to businesses, including knowledge transfer partnerships.
Its Chelmsford campus is home to the Ashcroft International Business School
(AIBS) which operates research and consultancy projects in the retail, and public sectors as well as international management.
The University of Essex has campuses in Colchester and Southend and is a leading UK university in social sciences, electronic systems engineering, computer science, robotics and biological sciences. The University of Essex provides a range of services to business, including knowledge transfer partnerships. The University also has a number of spin-out businesses and services.
Writtle College focuses on environment and rural affairs, arts and design in the environment, and equine and animal science, offering a range of innovative programmes relating to rural development and environmental expertise.
The college works closely with businesses in these areas and actively promotes knowledge transfer partnerships.
For further information about how you can build closer links with higher education institutions and engage in knowledge transfer partnerships, please contact INVEST Essex