You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers.

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.

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.

Who can take part

Each KTP is a 3-way partnership between:

  • a UK-based business of any size or a not-for-profit organisation (including social enterprises and charities)
  • a knowledge base. This could be a university, college, research and technology organisation or Catapult in the UK
  • a suitably-qualified graduate, with the capability to lead a strategic business project

KTP for businesses

Taking part in a KTP can help you to develop your business. You can get academic expertise that you don’t have in-house. This can improve your business processes and performance, helping you to become more competitive and productive.

A KTP is part-funded by a grant. You will need to contribute to the overall cost of the project.

The amount you will need to contribute depends on the scale and length of the project. It will also depend on the size of your business. Typically:

  • small and medium-sized enterprises contribute around £35,000 per year, about one-third of the project costs
  • large businesses contribute around £55,000 per year, or half of the project costs

KTP for Knowledge Bases

Knowledge base partners who take part in a KTP create on average more than 3 new research projects and 2 research papers for each project.

Most knowledge bases have a dedicated KTP office. These offices work with the business and academic partners who intend to collaborate together to scope out the project. They can also help with the application to Innovate UK.

Find contact details for your KTP office.

If you would like to become a KTP knowledge base, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 321 4357. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 11:30am and 2pm to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

KTP for graduates

KTP is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes. There are over 300 job opportunities each year for graduates (known as ‘associates’) to lead KTP projects. Successful completion of a KTP project often leads to a permanent job.

Every associate is given a dedicated training and development budget that supports:

  • developmental training that is specifically required for the project
  • training that helps the all-round development of the associate

Visit the KTP website to find out more about the programme.

You can find more information and opportunities at:

KTP associate Lydia Chan in a meeting with colleagues at Renown

KTP associate Lydia Chan in a meeting with colleagues at Renown's manufacturing facility.

Get a closer look at some of the successful KTPs in the North East.

How to apply

Each application must be led by a knowledge base, working with a business.

If you already have a partnership with knowledge base or know who you would like to work with on a KTP, you should go via that organisation’s KTP office.

If you’re interested in taking part in a KTP but don’t already have a knowledge base partner, you should contact KTN. They will:

  • check the feasibility of your idea and tell you if it is suitable
  • help you contact knowledge bases that can assist you in developing a KTP application

Submitting an application

KTP applications can only be submitted by a registered knowledge base.

A KTP application must be completed jointly by the prospective business and the knowledge base. Each application is supported by a Knowledge Transfer Adviser appointed by Innovate UK.

It should include information about each of the participants, their objectives, the proposed tasks and deliverables for the associate.

To review projects funded by Innovate UK you can explore our Transparency Data

What happens after you apply

Applications are assessed by an expert group of assessors. You will normally be notified of the outcome within 12 weeks or less of the competition closing.

If your partnership is successful you will then receive a formal grant offer letter.

Once our offer is accepted you can begin to recruit an associate. Recruitment should be undertaken jointly by the knowledge base and business partner. The associate’s contract of employment will be with the knowledge base.

Dates and deadlines

The KTP programme runs continuously throughout the year. This table contains the list of current open and close dates for all KTP competitions. Please check these dates regularly as they may change.

RoundOpen dateClose date
KTP R5 20-21 2 November 2020 27 January 2021
KTP R1 21-22 8 February 2021 14 April 2021
KTP R2 21-22 19 April 2021 30 June 2021
KTP R3 21-22 5 July 2021 29 September 2021
KTP R4 21-22 4 October 2021 1 December 2021
KTP R5 21-22 6 December 2021 2 February 2022

All competitions are listed on the Innovation Funding Service

Find and contact your local KT Adviser

If you have any difficulty reaching your local KT adviser, contact KTN online or call 03333 403250.

KT Advisers - London and South East

East Sussex, Kent, Central and South London, West Sussex

  • Terry Corner - 07860 863 645 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

  • Stephen Woodhouse - 07860 863 652 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hertfordshire and London North and Central

  • Mark Lynch - 07849 093 515 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Berkshire, Surrey and London West and Central

  • Matthew Hogan - 07912 875 552 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and London North and Central

  • Gerry O’Hagan - 07860 863 638 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - East of England

Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and London North/Central

  • Jody Chatterjee - 07860 863 646 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essex, Suffolk and London East

  • Mohan Ahad - 07870 898804 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Norfolk and London Central

  • Jan Stringer - 07860 863 634 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - South West

Dorset and Wiltshire

  • Stephen Woodhouse - 07860 863 652 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Exeter

  • Andy Treen - 01647 252 618 or 07584 705 411 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gloucestershire and Bristol

  • Geraint Jones - 07753 138587 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - East Midlands

North and West Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire

  • Philippa Ryan - 01949 876 484 or 07860 863 649 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leicestershire and Rutland, North and West Northamptonshire

  • Kamran Hussein - 07834 150 492 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

East and South Northamptonshire

  • Jody Chatterjee – 07860 863 646 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - West Midlands

Shropshire, Staffordshire and South East Cheshire

  • Russ Bromley - 07889 829 322 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gloucestershire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Shropshire and the Black Country

  • Mark Matchett - 07583 075 148 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas including Warwickshire parts of Worcestershire and South Midlands

  • Jose Freedman - 01926 490 100 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - North West

Merseyside and West Cheshire

  • Mick Card - 07770 418 790 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liverpool, East Lancashire and Salford

  • Susan Suttle - 07890 543 632 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South East Cheshire

  • Russ Bromley - 01782 512 723 or 07889 829 322 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lancashire and Cumbria

  • Andrew Kenney - 01524 859 494 or 07860 863 636 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manchester, North Cheshire and Warrington

  • Fiona Nightingale - 07933 396175 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - North East

Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North West and North Yorkshire

  • Ian Blakemore - 07753 138 299 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • John Clayton – 07860 863 635 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Trevor Gregory - 07860 863 644 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South Yorkshire and surrounding areas

  • Andy Barnett - 07849 093 561 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - Scotland

Central Belt and South of Scotland

  • Jim Berryman - 07860 863 651 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Scotland

  • Gerry Black - 01436 677 696 or 07841 051534 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

East Scotland

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North Scotland

  • Ian Heywood - 07974 234 914 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - Wales

South, East and Mid Wales

  • Howard Nicholls - 07711 915 353 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Wales

  • Mick Card - 07770 418 790 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KT Advisers - Northern Ireland

  • Ken Frame - 07860 863 639 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Joel Ferguson - 07732 692185 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Stephen McComb - 07548 128 426 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find a KTP contact at your local knowledge base

If you have any difficulty reaching your KTP office, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 321 4357.

KTP regional offices – England

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge Campus)

  • Ben Hooson - 01223 695952 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aston University

  • Martin May - 0121 204 4253 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bath, University of

  • Izaro Lopez Garcia - 01225 385 201 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bedfordshire, University of

  • Rachel Perry - 01582 489 193 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Birkbeck, University of

  • Helen Lawrence - 0207 631 6676 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Birmingham City University

  • Natalie Lewis - 0121 331 5677 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Birmingham, The University of

  • Katie Jermey - 0121 414 5070 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bishop Burton College

  • Kevin Kendall - 01964 553 142 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bournemouth University

  • Rachel Clarke - 01202 961 347 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bradford, University of

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Brighton, University of

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Bristol, University of

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Brunel University London

  • Rachel Burch - 01895 268 190 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Buckinghamshire New University

  • Research Unit - 01494 522141 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cambridge, University of

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Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Kaye Heyes - 01227 922409 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chester, University of

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Chichester, University of

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City, University of London

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Cornwall College

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Coventry University

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Cranfield University

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Creative Arts, University for the

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Cumbria, University of

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De Montfort University

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Derby, University of

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Durham, University of

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East Anglia, University of

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Edge Hill, University of

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Essex, The University of

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Exeter, University of

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Gloucestershire, University of

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Goldsmiths, University of London

  • David Kuper - 020 7078 5068 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greenwich, University of

  • Lynda Hyder - 0208 331 8638 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harper Adams University

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Hertfordshire, University of

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Huddersfield, University of

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Hull, The University of

  • Josine Opmeer - 01482 463068 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Imperial College London

  • Enterprise - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keele University

  • Alex Lomas - 01782 733 660 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kent, University of

  • Charlotte Siliafis – 01227 827702 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

King’s College London

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Kingston University

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Lancaster University

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Lancashire, University of Central

  • Alexis J. Holden – 01772 893521 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leeds, University of

  • Blessing Mukonoweshuro 0113 343 2168 or Laura Dugdale - 0113 343 0928 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leicester, University of

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Leeds Beckett University

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Lincoln, University of

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Liverpool John Moores University

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Liverpool, The University of

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London Metropolitan University

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London South Bank University

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London, University of the Arts

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London, University of West

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Loughborough University

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Manchester, The University of

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Manchester Metropolitan University, The

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Middlesex University

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Myerscough College

  • Dr David Elphinstone - 01995 642 222 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newcastle University

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Northampton, The University of

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Northumbria, University of (at Newcastle)

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Nottingham Trent University

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Nottingham, The University of

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Open University, The

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Oxford Brookes University

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Oxford, University of

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Pharmacy, The School of (University of London)

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Plymouth, University of

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Portsmouth, University of

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Queen Mary , University of London

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Reading, The University of

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Reaseheath College

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Roehampton, University of

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Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

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Royal Agricultural College

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Royal College of Art - London

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Salford, University of

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Sheffield Hallam University

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Sheffield, The University of

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Southampton, University of

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Solent University

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Staffordshire University

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Suffolk, University of

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Sunderland, University of

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Surrey, University of

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Sussex, University of

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Teesside, University of

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University College London

  • Rachel Corcoran - 020 3108 7005 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

London, University of East

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University of the West of England

  • Sarah White - 0117 32 85419 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warwick, University of

  • Grace Prewett - 02467 574 938 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Westminster, University of

  • Christine Rashid - 0203 506 6296 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wolverhampton, University of

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Worcester, University of

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York St John University

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York, The University of

  • Rukmal Abeysekera - 01904 321124 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KTP regional offices - Wales

Aberystwyth University

  • Rebecca Charnock - 01970 628788 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barry College

  • Phil Rees - 01446 719 821 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • Anne Barratt - 029 2041 6612 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cardiff University

  • Paul Thomas - 02920 875 882 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deeside College

  • Barbara Nicholls - 01244 834 545 ext 4064 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of South Wales

  • Alun Cox - 01443 482 234 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wrexham Glyndwr University

  • Laura Gough - 01978 293 997 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gower College Swansea

  • Elaine McCallion - 01792 284 410 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Llandrillo, Coleg Cymru

  • Joyce Sneddon - 01492 546 666 ext 615 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Swansea University

  • Beverley Guess - 01792 513 460 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • Lisa Lucas - 01792 481 199 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wrexham, Yale College of

  • Simon David Hughes - 01978 316 416 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KTP regional offices - Scotland

East of Scotland KTP Centre

  • Judy Brown - 0131 455 2686 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North of Scotland KTP Centre

  • Alison Reith - 01224 262256 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Laura Dee - 01224 262679 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of the West of Scotland

  • Stuart McKay - 0141 849 4368 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West of Scotland KTP Centre

  • Elaine Wallace - 0141 548 4442 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KTP regional offices - Northern Ireland

Belfast, Queen’s University

  • Lorraine Marks - 0289 097 2568 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ulster, University of

  • Amanda Fullerton - 0287 137 5236 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published 11 August 2015
Last updated 14 April 2021 + show all updates

  1. Updated contact details for University of Central Lancashire and University of Lincoln.

  2. Added a link to Innovate UK's transparency data under the heading 'Submitting an application'

  3. Added new success story video: Trelleborg Applied Technologies

  4. Updated dates and deadlines with revised schedule for 2021.

  5. Updated contact details for London, University of East, North of Scotland KTP Centre, West of Scotland KTP Centre, University of Plymouth, Harper Adams University, Lancashire, University of Central.

  6. Updated contact details for KTP Scotland (Central Belt, East) and University of Bedfordshire.

  7. Updated KTP application information.

  8. Updated contact details for University of Reading, University of Cambridge and University of Southampton.

  9. Added information in opening KTP for Graduates section

  10. Updated contact details for Northern Ireland and Manchester, North Cheshire and Warrington

  11. Updated contact details for The University of York and the University of Westminster.

  12. Multiple contact changes made.

  13. Updated contact details for the University of Kent. Updated Dates and Deadlines table. Updated 'Who Can Take Part' section to include Catapults. Updated URL for KTP Graduates. Added contact details for KTP advisor at University of Roehampton.

  14. Updated contact details for The Open University

  15. Updated contact details for KTP University of Southampton & Updated contact details for KTP University of Leeds

  16. Changed contact details for KTP England with De Montfort University contact details. Updated link under KTP for graduates heading.

  17. New contact information for Buckinghamshire New University added.

  18. Updated opening and closing dates for application for the rest of the 2019 to 2020 finacial year.

  19. Updated contact information for Canterbury Christchurch, Anglia Ruskin and Hull universities.

  20. Removal of a University contact detail

  21. Updated KTP contact for University of Gloucestershire.

  22. Updated KTP contacts for UWE, Gloucester, Norfolk and London Central, and Essex, Suffolk and London East.

  23. Updated contact details for Nottingham Trent University.

  24. Updated Warwick KTP advisor to Grace Prewitt.

  25. Added Sophie O’Callaghan as the University of Exeter's new KTP contact.

  26. Updated contact details for Imperial College London.

  27. Added the contact of details for the new KT Adviser for Hertfordshire and London North and Central. Updated contact details for Berkshire, Surrey and London West and Central.

  28. Changed KTP competition schedule from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

  29. Corrected the dates and deadlines for the next round of KTP applications, which will run from 7 February 2019 to 3 April 2019. Clarified information about submitting a KTP application. This should be done by the academic or research organisation via a dedicated website that only they will have access to.

  30. There is a new KTP contact at Newcastle University. Updated details.

  31. Added a video featuring Qioptiq, a photonics company that undertook a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Cardiff Business School. This helped Qioptiq to secure an £82 million contract with the Ministry of Defence.

  32. John Clayton has joined as a KT Adviser for Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North West and North Yorkshire. Added contact information.

  33. Updated the KTP contact details for the University of Liverpool and University of Warwick.

  34. Name change for the KTP contact at UCLAN.

  35. The email address for the KTP office at University College London has changed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Updated details.

  36. There is a new KTP contact at De Montfort University, Tamara Meahan. Updated contact details.

  37. There is a new contact for the KTP office at the University of Cumbria. Updated contact details.

  38. There is a new KTP contact for the office at Keele University. Updated contact details.

  39. Updated the average cost of a KTP for small and medium-sized enterprises, and large businesses. These have increased slightly to £35,000 and £55,000 respectively.

  40. There is a new KTP contact at the University of Sheffield. Updated details.

  41. Updated the name and contact details for the KTP office at Wrexham Glyndwr University.

  42. KTP advisors list updated.

  43. There is a new KTP contact at Oxford Brookes University. Contact details updated.

  44. There are new contacts for the KTP offices of Aberystwyth University and University College London. Contact details have been updated.

  45. There is a new KT Adviser for Tayside and Fife, Lorna Howarth. Her contact details have been added.

  46. The format for KTPs for 2018 to 2019 has changed. The programme will be run continuously throughout the year. New date and deadlines have been added. Further clarification has been added on how to apply to outline for 2 possible routes for starting an application.

  47. There is a new contact for KTPs at Queen’s University Belfast. New contact details have been provided.

  48. Updated the contact details for the University of Hull's KTP office with new contact.

  49. New KT Adviser appointed to cover Liverpool, East Lancashire and Salford. Contact details have been added for Susan Suttle.

  50. The KT Adviser for North Scotland has changed to Ian Heywood. Information has been updated and contact details added.

  51. Updated average cost of a KTP to SMEs and larger businesses, which have increased slightly to £30,000 and £45,000 respectively.

  52. Change of email address to KTP contact and name of Brunel University London.

  53. Updated details with new KTP contact at the University of Worcester.

  54. Updated details for University of Sussex KTP contact.

  55. Updated latest dates and deadlines.

  56. Updated contact details for Nottingham Trent University.

  57. Added new KTP Adviser for Walsall and surrounding area.

  58. Updated dates and deadlines with new competitions.

  59. Added KTP contact for Myerscough College.

  60. Removed contact information of Royal Holloway, who no longer take part in KTPs. Updated Staffordshire University contact details.

  61. Updated contact details for Lancaster University and University of Lincoln.

  62. Updated competition dates and deadlines.

  63. Updated contact details for the University of Plymouth.

  64. Updated latest competition dates and deadlines.

  65. Updated details for University of Swansea contact.

  66. Updated Open University KTP office contact.

  67. Updated contact details for all KT Advisers. Added new sections on how to apply, what happens after you apply and dates and deadlines, which explain the application process in more detail and how KTPs align with Innovate UK's sector and open competitions for 2017 to 2018. Updated average amount a business is required to contribute in line with latest figures.

  68. Updated contact information for Cardiff Metropolitan University, City, University of London and the University of Leicester.

  69. Removed Royal Veterinary College and Goldsmiths, University of London from regional office contacts as they do not take part in KTPs.

  70. Updated details for University of Bath KTP contact.

  71. Updated KT contact for Merseyside and West Cheshire and North Wales.

  72. Added 'open programme round 3' and 'infrastructure systems round 3' to competitions.

  73. Updated KTP contact details for Keele University. Updated KTP Advisor contact for the North East.

  74. Updated the KTP contact for the University of Bedfordshire.

  75. Removed 'emerging and enabling technologies round 2' from live competitions. Updated contact details for University of Chichester and Birmingham City University.

  76. Added 'materials and manufacturing round 3' to KTP opportunities. Updated KTP case studies.

  77. Removed 'innovation in health and life sciences round 2' from live competitions.

  78. Added Bucks New University and University of Suffolk to KTP regional office list.

  79. Updated contact details for University of Northampton KTP office and added Ella's Kitchen video.

  80. Contact details updated for KTP offices at London South Bank University, Queen's University Belfast, University of Bradford, University of Reading and University of York.

  81. Updated close date information and telephone number for University of Derby KTP contact.

  82. Note added under KTP regional offices to contact Innovate UK customer service support with any problems in contacting local office.

  83. Updated details for the KTP contact at the University of Plymouth.

  84. Updated details for the KTP contact at the University of Cambridge and removed 2 universities no longer delivering KTPs.

  85. Added contact for University of East Anglia.

  86. Updated Estelle Hargraves' telephone number.

  87. Updated KTP contact at University of Sussex from Mike Wylde to Dr Richard Taylor.

  88. Removed January 18 2017 deadline.

  89. Updated KTP UCL contact from Claire Arbon to Kemil Thomas.

  90. Changed University of Gloucestershire contact details from Martyn Mangan to Jeannie Cohen-Brand.

  91. Removed 2 November 2016 deadline.

  92. Updated contact person for Nottingham Trent University from Kirsty Holt to Cate Brimblecombe-Clark

  93. Hull University KTP officer changed from Gill Sinclair to Bill Walker.

  94. Changed Bedfordshire University KTP contact from Denise Pasquet to Julia Brady

  95. Removed 7 September 2016 close date because it has now passed.

  96. Stephen Woodhouse is no longer responsible for Oxfordshire. Gerry O'Hagan is now responsible for Oxfordshire.

  97. Removed Sue Wale from Buckinghamshire New University as she has now left.

  98. Removed 6 July 2016 deadline.

  99. Updated KTP adviser details: removed Dr Gillian Rysiecki as she has retired

  100. Dorset and Wiltshire contact details updated

  101. Added contact details for Worcester University

  102. 2017 close dates for submission added

  103. Updated contact for Portsmouth University

  104. Change to Bradford and Leeds contact details

  105. Contact details added for Queen Mary University of London

  106. Updated contact details

  107. Contact details updated

  108. Applications now have different limits.

  109. Updated contact details

  110. Updated email addresses

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