How Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can benefit your business

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme has been been bringing businesses and universities together for more than 40 years, delivering real benefits for all participants and contributing to productivity, economic impact and wealth generation in the UK.

KTP provides a framework to support a partnership between your organisation and a university which focuses on innovation of a product, process or service. If you need access to new skills and leading research expertise to innovate and develop new products, enhance or optimise production, create a new service offering, or implement an internationalisation strategy, a KTP could be for you.

Partnerships receive between 50% and 67% grant support towards the cost of projects and there are regular opportunities to apply for funding throughout the year.

The University of Manchester has a dedicated Knowledge Exchange Team to support you to access the best talent to grow your business, help you through the application process and during the project, support the administrative, financial and reporting requirements to the funder, Innovate UK.

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If you have a project that you think may be suitable for KTP, contact us for more information.