Funding and costs

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is part funded by a number of sponsors including all of the UK Research Councils, Welsh Government and Innovate UK, who are responsible for managing the scheme.

The sponsors provide the following funding:

  • a 67% grant for SMEs
  • a 50% grant for large organisations.

Each KTP grant application is assessed against a list of criteria to ensure that the proposal fits within the agreed mission and objectives of the programme.

Costs

The net cost to you varies depending on the project but as a guide:

  • £20,000 per year for an SME
  • £30,000 per year for a large organisation.

This investment, only slightly more than a starting wage for a high-level graduate, gives you:

  • an Associate working full-time on the project
  • the time of the lead academic
  • a travel and equipment budget
  • access to the University’ facilities and equipment that the Associate may require to do their job
  • an Associate Training and Development budget which gives the Associate new skills to enhance the project further
  • a range of administrative and logistical support from the University and the central KTP team.

How to apply

  • A KTP grant application is completed jointly by you and the academic partner, with support from our KTP team.
  • The regional KTP Adviser will visit you to confirm the project’s viability at an early stage of the process.
  • The KTP team coordinate the whole application process, to ensure that the appropriate deadline is met.

Submission deadlines

The 2017/18 KTP programme is being run in conjunction with Innovate UK’s priority sector and open programme competitions.

Upcoming submission dates:

  • 13 September 2017 - Infrastructure Systems
  • 8 November 2017  - Emerging & Enabling Technologies
  • 6 December 2017 - Health and Life Sciences
  • 17 January 2018 - Manufacturing & Materials
  • 7 February 2018 - Open
  • 14 March 2018 - Infrastructure Systems

For further assistance, please contact our KTP office.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships team