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Accelerated Knowledge Transfer
Designed for UK businesses and charities, this is your fast-track to success. In just 2–4 months, collaborate closely with expert academics, access crucial funding, and ignite game-changing concepts for your project.
“The programme has been designed to create short-term collaborations between a Business Partner and a UK Knowledge Base* to rapidly inject innovation capacity. Inspired by the highly successful partnership model of KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership), Innovate UK – Accelerated Knowledge Transfer’s concept is to deliver a rapid and targeted intervention to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation project or concept, which has the potential for significant impact for the Business Partner.”
*The University of Plymouth will be the Knowledge Base. 
Why choose an accelerated route?
  • Problem solving: identify and resolve innovation blockers efficiently.
  • New thinking: stimulate fresh ideas, processes, and business models.
  • Swift impact: accelerate evaluation or development, ensuring swift progress.
  • Expert collaboration: join forces with leading academics to propel your project forward.
  • Funding access: gain financial support with grants of up to £35,000 for your innovation.

Applications are now closed

If you’d like to register your interest for the next round, please complete our enquiry form.
Public sector organisations are not eligible as Business Partners in an Innovate UK AKT project.
To be eligible for an AKT, businesses partners:
  • must employ a minimum of 4 FTEs
  • should be a UK registered business
  • the Business Partner must contribute 10% (minimum) of the total project costs in cash.
Would you like to talk to one of the team about an AKT? Complete our enquiry form and find out more from one of our experts.
Complete the enquiry form