A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that helps businesses improve competiveness and productivity.
KTP projects have enabled business to benefit from the knowledge, technology and skills that reside within UK universities for over 40 years.
A KTP could help you improve your business performance, achieve innovative solutions to challenges and develop technology to drive growth within your organisation.
If you’re a company looking to benefit from business support and funding that provides you with knowledge and skills from academic experts and specialists, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership at Birmingham City University (BCU) could be the solution you’re looking for.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with BCU will help you plan and deliver a research and development (R&D) project for your company. It will be a three-way collaboration between:
We (BCU) will work with you to plan your project and ensure it aligns with your business strategy and growth aspirations.
On your behalf, we will apply for your KTP funding from Innovate UK.
Together we will recruit your KTP Associate (we will fund the recruitment process and organise interviews at your premises).
Our academic experts and specialists will mentor and guide your KTP Associate and ensure your project delivers the agreed tangible benefits.
You will receive the business support you need for the duration of your KTP project.
Your bespoke project will be dependent upon your R&D needs and knowledge transfer requirements. Typically a KTP project lasts for 18 – 36 months.
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You will receive part funding for the KTP project from Innovate UK. The remaining project costs will be funded by your business.
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 KTP at BCU.
Please send us an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.
KTPs are part-funded by Innovate UK and Research Councils. The funding you will receive is contingent on the size of your business…
– up to 67% of KTP costs for SMEs
– up to 50% of KTP costs for larger businesses
If you are a UK-based business looking to fund the advancement of an innovative idea, then we welcome your application.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership lasts between 18 and 36 months. The duration of support is dependent on your specific project requirements.
If you are eligible for support, your account manager will work with you at your place of business.
“GBSLEP” stands for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as Birmingham and Solihull, the region covers Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Wyre Valley, East Staffordshire, Redditch and more.
Unlike some of our other business support services, there is no requirement for KTP members to be located within the GBSLEP region, although your business does have to be based in the UK.
A member of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership team will review your enquiry and be in touch shortly.
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