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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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What is the Business Support?

A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership.

The academic partner (known as the Knowledge Base) will help to develop the project, provide academic input and recruit a suitable graduate, known as an associate. They will act as the employer of the associate, who then works at the business for the majority of the project.

The scheme can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what the project is and the needs of the business.

The University of Lincoln has a wealth of experience with Knowledge Transfer Partnership schemes. It has conducted more than 60 projects with with organisations of many different sizes from many sectors. If you would like to find out how your business could benefit from a KTP, contact the Research and Enterprise team on 0800 915 5278. Further information on the scheme can also be found on the GOV.UK website.

Who runs it?

Innovate UK

How to find out more?

To find out more please email or click here.

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Percentage of project cost

SME's 67%

Large Businesses - 50%

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