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Apply for the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Program


UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits. Hurry and apply for this business grant before the deadline this September.

Sponsoring Agency: GOV.UK 

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: September 14, 2022


What you should know:

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) program allows the UK registered business or not-for-profit organization (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a knowledge base partner’ (either a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, research and technology organization (RTO) or Catapult).

The KTP partnership brings new skills and the latest academic thinking to the business partner to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project.

The knowledge base partner recruits the ‘associate’ to work on the project. The associate has the opportunity to lead strategic development within the business developing new skills and gaining valuable experience.

Guidance on how to apply:

Each application must be led by a knowledge base, working with a business partner, and supported by a knowledge transfer adviser.

If you are a business and do not yet have a relationship with a knowledge base partner, the knowledge transfer adviser can help you to identify one.

By submitting an application, you are entering into a competitive process. The competition closes at 11 am UK time on the deadline stated.

It takes time to prepare an application. If yours will not be ready before the close date, please apply to a later round.

Visit the KTP website to find out more about the programme and the current associate roles available for graduates.

Eligibility Criteria

To lead a project your organization must:

  • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organization (RTO), or catapult
  • collaborate with the UK registered business or a not-for-profit organization, both must have two or more employees.

The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

For more information, visit here.


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