Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

If your business needs support with solving a specific challenge, you can take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are made up of your business, academics and graduates so you can get access to expertise and resources that you don’t have in-house.

Business benefits

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can help you realise strategic goals and support you in getting your ideas off the ground. 

You’ll work with experienced partners to improve your business processes to become more competitive and productive.

Benefits to your business include:

  • tailored expertise and one-to-one support 
  • access to world-class labs, libraries, and other resources
  • increased competitive advantage
  • increased profits

Funding for your business

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are part-funded. Your business must contribute to project costs. This can range from 50% of costs covered for large businesses and public sector organisations to 75% for not-for-profit businesses. 


To be eligible for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, your business must:

  • be a private sector business or a not-for-profit organisation
  • be based in the UK
  • have 5 or more full-time employees
  • be able to financially support the project 

Apply for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership

If you’re interested in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership for your business, get in touch with us. We will work with you to define your project, prepare funding documents and submit a grant application.

What happens next?

If your application is successful, we’ll explore solutions to make your project happen and connect you with the right academic expertise. 

You will be supported throughout the lifetime of your project to ensure and inspire its success. 

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