Join forces with the University through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Use funding to access our expertise and take new ideas forward or find innovative solutions to business-critical challenges.
Through a KTP it's possible to access funding for two-thirds of the project costs from Innovate UK to work with a University academic team and a newly qualified graduate. A KTP will also enable you to access other skills, expertise and facilities within the University.
Information from Innovate UK shows that, on average, the business benefits to be expected from a single KTP project are:
KTPs often result in the development of profitable long-term relationships between the company and the University. Find out more about how KTPs work and their advantages on the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships website.
We have a wealth of experience when it comes to supporting KTPs, having worked with numerous partners from the commercial, public and third sectors to tackle a wide range of engineering, statistical, educational and environmental challenges.
The scheme is a flagship programme of Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board). The average annual contribution to a project for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) would be from around £23,000.
A wide range of organisations can apply for a KTP, including UK businesses of any size, charities, higher or further education organisations and research and technology organisations. Find out more about eligibility for KTP on the Innovate UK website.