Knowledge Transfer Partnership

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A Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a business growth programme, part-funded by Innovate UK and the Research Councils
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If you’re looking to accelerate business growth, strengthen competitiveness or even improve productivity, a part-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Birmingham City University may be the business development support you need.

Benefits of a KTP to your business

  • You will become part of a collaborative partnership to accelerate your business development activities, drive innovation and achieve business growth
  • You will access the knowledge and skills of academic experts, business specialists and researchers at Birmingham City University
  • You will achieve business growth by gaining a high calibre graduate to join your organisation, drive KTP strategy and deliver project success
  • You will obtain a business development grant from Innovate UK to help fund up to 67%* of your KTP.

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

Your KTP with Birmingham City University will be a business development partnership between your company, a high calibre graduate and the University’s academic expertise. The purpose of the KTP collaboration is to drive innovation and achieve business growth.

How does a KTP work?

Birmingham City University will employ a recently qualified graduate, known as a KTP Associate, to work within your organisation (managed by a supervisor at your firm) for the duration of the KTP project. The KTP Associate will bring new skills, knowledge and working methods to your team, drive the KTP business growth strategy and manage the project to successful completion.

The KTP Associate will be mentored and guided by an academic project team at Birmingham City University. The expertise, specialist knowledge and research contributed by this academic team will support the KTP Associate and ensure your KTP project achieves your business development goals.

How long is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

Typically a KTP lasts between 12 and 36 months. The length of your KTP with Birmingham City University will depend on your project requirements and business needs.

*Will my KTP receive funding?

Your KTP will be part-funded by Innovate UK and the Research Councils. Birmingham City University will help you secure your KTP funding.

  • If you are an SME you will receive funding for up to 67% of KTP project costs
  • If you are a larger organisation, your funding will cover 50%of KTP project costs.

What will a Knowledge Transfer Partnership cost me?

The amount your business will need to contribute will depend on the size of your organisation and the scale and length of your project.

If you are an SME, your contribution will need to cover one third of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership costs. The average annual contribution for an SME is approximately £23,000.

If you are a larger organisation, your contribution will need to cover half of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership costs. The average annual contribution for a larger company is around £30,000.

How do I start a KTP?

To discover how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Birmingham City University can drive innovation and success for your business:

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