Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance.
A KTP is a three-way relationship between a business, a university and a Knowledge Transfer Associate (normally a postgraduate student).
On average, businesses that take part in KTPs gain £283,000 pre-tax profit per year, while SMEs typically receive between £80,000 and £120,000 in funding from Innovate UK in order to do this.
Businesses of any type and any size come to us, from large multinationals to local micro-businesses. Likewise, the KTP can relate to any academic field, from archaeology to zoology.
View our KTP mini-site for more information
Collaborative R&D and Innovation Vouchers
In partnership with a university, businesses can get from £25,000 to £10 million from Innovate UK to fund a research and development programme.
Innovate UK - the government's innovation agency - runs collaborative R&D funding competitions to solve specific technical or societal challenges. Funding is available to businesses in the following areas:
- science, engineering or technology sectors
- agri-tech, biomedical, energy or industrial biotechnology industries
Alternatively, if you are looking for a relatively small amount of funding to work with the University to investigate the feasibillity of a new idea, the Innovation Voucher scheme may be able to help you get the support you need.
We recently held a seminar to present the detail about all of the latest innovation funding which is available to businesses. You can download the information from the seminar here.
Email Ejaz Qureshi our Collaborative R&D manager
to find out more