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.
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.
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.
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.
Your KTP will be part-funded by Innovate UK and the Research Councils. Birmingham City University will help you secure your KTP funding.
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.
To discover how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Birmingham City University can drive innovation and success for your business: