UNLOCK EXPERTISE AND INSIGHT WITH A KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP

  • Receive experienced academic and graduate support on a bespoke project relevant to your business and its needs.
  • Improve your business performance, achieve innovative solutions and develop technology to drive growth within your organisation.
  • A part-funded, long-term collaborative project that aligns with your business strategy and growth aspirations.

UNLOCK EXPERTISE AND INSIGHT WITH A KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP

  • Receive experienced academic support and help from high-calibre graduate/postgraduate students on a bespoke project relevant to your business and its needs.
  • Improve your business performance, achieve innovative solutions to challenges and develop technology to drive growth within your organisation.
  • A part-funded, long-term collaborative project that aligns with your business strategy and growth aspirations.

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HOW WILL A KTP BENEFIT ME ?

  • Receive strategic guidance from a dedicated team of business specialists and KTP Advisors
  • Gain access to Birmingham City University’s academic expertise, resources and facilities
  • Receive the skills your organisation needs to deliver agreed R&D activities from a full-time KTP Associate
  • Develop insight and a competitive edge through accelerated innovation
  • Embed new knowledge and expertise in your business
  • Expand capabilities to foster a culture of innovation
  • Explore opportunities for creating Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Increase revenue / profits through access to new markets, new product development, increased productivity and processes
  • Typically KTP projects deliver a minimum £500k+ value add for businesses
  • Achieve a KTP legacy that can be measured over 5 years, in addition to fast-tracked shorter term commercial impact during the project

We will help you implement core marketing and leadership plans to ensure growth, covering key areas for development, diversification and expansion, and guide you through business support activities to help you achieve your growth goals.

AWARD-WINNING, LONG-TERM SUCCESS

BCU’s academic support and expertise is in high demand – we are currently ranked number one in the region in terms of volume of KTPs. 

Our KTPs have resulted in national acclaim and recognition for our businesses, with our work with SBS Insurance Service – which introduced the company to 3D printing technology – picking up Innovate UK’s KTP Best of the Best Award and the Business Impact Award at the Knowledge Transfer Network. 

Find out how our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships have driven innovation within these businesses…

KTP Bes of the Best Awards 2020 - Business Impact Winner - SBS Insurance Service

HOW MUCH WILL A KTP COST?

You will receive part funding for the KTP project from Innovate UK. The remaining project costs will be funded by your business.

  • SMEs receive up to 67% of KTP project costs
  • Larger businesses receive up to 50% of KTP project costs

READY TO GET STARTED?

If you’re a SME or larger businesses from any sector looking to develop a competitive edge from business support, funding and R&D activities with university experts and specialists, we invite you to enquire about a knowledge transfer partnership at BCU. Please send us an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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