Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (formerly TCS) are a UK Government funded knowledge transfer mechanism designed to increase the competitiveness of the UK's industrial base.

Regional KTP Centres are established around the UK to help universities establish better links with local companies. The North of Scotland KTP Centre is a joint venture between the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University and affiliated to the University of the Highlands and Islands.  The Centre is based in Aberdeen, but has projects running with partners across Grampian, the Highlands and Islands and the rest of the UK.  Contact the KTP Centre to find out how to source University partners and fund your R&D.

The University is R&D partner in a number of knowledge exchange programmes to help industry reach through into Aberdeen’s and its partner Universities to find the right R&D partners.  The National Subsea Research Initiative and the Energy Technology Partnership facilitate industry R&D programmes from among pooled University expertise and industry partners, the Scottish Sensors Systems Centre Subsea worksteam offers project scoping workshops, testing facilities and funding opportunities to SMEs developing subsea sensor technologies.  The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance facilitates industry access to physics Energy related expertise at Aberdeen and other Scottish Universities.