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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships evaluation

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships impact evaluation report, prepared for UKRI and Innovate UK by SQW.

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Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation commissioned SQW, in partnership with Qa Research, to conduct an impact evaluation of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). This independent evaluation covers the projects supported between 2010 and 2020 and builds on findings from previous independent evaluations of the KTPs.

The aims of this study were to assess the effectiveness and impact of KTPs, and the scheme’s overall performance against its objectives. This included:

  • an assessment of impact of the KTP scheme (including long-term benefits) on businesses
  • the knowledge base and associates directly involved in KTP projects, and wider impacts of the scheme, including the impact on the UK economy

The evaluation adopted a mixed method approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research. This included:

  • analysis of monitoring data
  • econometric analysis
  • consultations with stakeholders and knowledge base representatives
  • surveys
  • in-depth case studies of projects

This report outlines the approach in detail and its findings.

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