Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

For over 45 years Knowledge Transfer Partnerships have been helping businesses innovate for growth by accessing the UK’s world-leading knowledge base.

Enterprise and education, working together

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the working and learning worlds.

In every Knowledge Base (university, research organisation or catapult) around the UK, there’s a wealth of talent and innovative thinking. We apply these vital resources to businesses, via a KTP, by uniting people around the common goal of affecting positive change through innovation.

If you’re a business, forming a long-term partnership with a Knowledge Base offers direct access to research expertise and graduate talent, embedding knowledge and research for long term benefit. If you’re a university, research organisation or catapult, a KTP is a chance to apply research to a real-world challenge, contributing research impact, opening up commercial possibilities and tapping into additional funding. And if you’re a graduate, this programme could accelerate your career and put you at the beating heart of your chosen speciality.

KTPs – and the newer Management KTPs, focused on expanding management capability – are here to facilitate these relationships, matching the right businesses and institutions to work together and maximise the benefits for everyone. And those benefits are not just economic. KTP delivers positive environmental and societal impact too.

Our team has a wealth of experience in forming these critical partnerships. Talk to us now and start your journey to an inspiring and rewarding KTP collaboration.

Closing dates for KTP rounds in 2022-23

  • 2 February 2022
  • 6 April 2022
  • 15 June 2022
  • 14 September 2022
  • 16 November 2022
  • 25 January 2023

Related Opportunities

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 5

Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 25/01/2023

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) link forward thinking businesses with the UK’s world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by inspired graduates.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2022

Opens: 27/10/2022 Closes: 18/01/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

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Future flight: closing the skills gaps

Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 01/02/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £500,000 to develop upskilling initiatives that tackle the immediate skills gaps of the UK aviation industry.

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Innovate UK KTP Awards 2022

16.00 - 18.00 | Hybrid

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Innovate UK KTP Awards 2021

16.00 - 18.00 | Online

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Innovate Local West Yorkshire

09.00 - 17.30 | Hybrid

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