Breakfast seminar for businesses


Marc Fleetham, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager at the University of Wolverhampton, and Dr. Barry Henley, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Advisor, will present the benefits of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University at a free breakfast event on Wednesday 25 February 2009.

The seminar will be held at Walsall Leather Museum from 7.30am to 9.30am. Companies of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to attend the seminar.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) enables firms to recruit a high-calibre graduate or “associate” to boost their business by getting them to work on a specific project lasting between one and three years.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide graduate placement programme designed to help business and organisations improve their competitiveness and productivity by tapping into the knowledge, technology and skills available from academic institutions. Each partnership employs one or more recently qualified graduates to work in a company on a project of strategic importance to the business. The University of Wolverhampton is currently third nationally for delivering KTPs.

Significant government funding is available to support these programmes, subject to eligibility.

To book a place or for further information, visit or call 0800 068 5023.

Further information

The Competitiveness Centre based at the University of Wolverhampton offers one central contact point for all of the University’s services to external organisations. These include: hi-tech business space, events, flexible and part-time learning, applied research and consultancy, support for new product introduction, student and graduate placements, training and short courses.

For further information, please contact the Competitiveness Centre on telephone: 0800 068 5023 or email:  

For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.


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