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KTPs can help you to develop your business through access to academic expertise that you don’t have in-house. This expertise accelerates your business performance with increased competitiveness and productivity, where businesses, on average, report a £1.6m boost to turnover.*

Benefits for business as a result of KTPs**

  • 65% of businesses had introduced new processes or practices
  • 70% of businesses had improved existing products or services
  • 57% of businesses had progressed new products/services to market
  • 83% had already experienced or expected an increase in at least one of the following: productivity, profitability, employment and/or turnover
  • 87% of businesses had improved their technical knowledge and skills
  • 66% had improved their capability to introduce other performance enhancing practices
  • 79% placed greater value on academic expertise and were now better able to engage with Knowledge Bases

Free KTP business information sessions

Unlock the potential of KTPs! Join our free online business information sessions to learn how your business can thrive through a KTP project.

Accelerated Knowledge Transfer

Unlock the power of rapid innovation with an Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT)
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.

Funding your project

A KTP is part-funded by a Innovate UK, part of UKRI and the amount you will need to contribute depends on the requirement and length of the project, as well the size of your company.
If you are a small to medium-sized business, you will need to contribute a third of the overall project cost. The average annual contribution to a project for an SME is approximately £30,000.
Large enterprises
If you are a larger business, you may need to contribute half of the overall project cost. The average annual contribution to a project for a larger company is approximately £45,000.
Third sector organisations
If you are a third sector organisation, you may need to contribute a quarter of the overall project cost. The average annual contribution to a project for a charity is approximately £23,000.
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Work with us

Our Innovation Funding Managers help you scope out your KTP project idea, link businesses with academics, prepare and then submit the grant application. Once funded, the University and business jointly recruit the KTP Associate and then your project begins.
Start your collaboration by contacting one of our Innovation Funding Managers. Complete our enquiry form below.

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