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 David Southall - Innovation vouchers
email Alex Titcomb / Stephen Fuller - Innovate UK funding