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The Process

The application process is straightforward and completed within five steps.  The KTP Office within the Research Innovation and Enterprise Services division has a 100% success rate of securing KTP funding, ensuring that you are in expert hands for achieving funding approval.

Step 1: Defining the Project

With the help of the KTP office the academic and company partners will define and agree a project that will enable the company to draw on the academic expertise and apply it to the project.

Step Two: Completion of Proposal

The proposal comprises of a brief expression of interest form that is completed by the academic and business partners, with the full support and advice of a KTP Officer.

Step Three: EOI submission

Once the form is completed and ready for submission the KTP Office will make the formal application to the Partnership Approvals Group (PAG) for consideration of funding approval.

PAG comprises of five senior KTP Advisers, the Programme Director, and an official from the Technology Strategy Board who has the authority to approve Proposals for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

There are 6 submission dates each year and typically outcomes are notified 3 weeks after the submission date.

Step Four: Grant Offer Letter Issued

If approved, the notification of the outcome will be issued via a Grant Offer Letter on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board to Cardiff University, with a copy sent to the Company Partner. This will outline any potential subject to any requirements for further information or for changes to be made to the Proposal.

The terms and conditions of the Grant Offer Letter must be accepted in writing by Cardiff University. In addition to this a standard Cardiff University agreement which contains Intellectual Property Rights stipulations, will be agreed with the company partner.

Step Five: Recruitment of a KTP Associate

The acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Grant Offer Letter marks the point at which the Partnership can begin to recruit and appoint their KTP Associate(s). The process of recruitment is undertaken jointly by both the Company Partner and Cardiff University, although the Associate's contract of employment is with Cardiff University.

 The objective must be to recruit the most appropriate Associate for the work.