Most academic organisations, research organisations and Catapults will have a dedicated KTP office. These offices work with the business and academic partners to develop the project. If you are already working in an academic organisation, research organisation or Catapult, you should contact your institution’s KTP office.
Find contact details for your KTP office.
If you are a business looking for an academic partner, you can either contact your local university, research organisations or Catapult KTP office or a knowledge transfer adviser. They will:
- check the feasibility and suitability of your idea
- find the right academic or researcher to work on your project.
Find a knowledge transfer adviser.
A KTP application must be completed jointly by the prospective business and the academic or research organisation partner, with the agreement of a knowledge transfer adviser.
It should include information about each of the participants, their objectives, the proposed tasks, and results that will be delivered by the associate.
If your project is using research previously funded by one of the research councils, this should be clearly stated in the relevant section within the application form.
The completed application should be submitted by the academic or research organisation. They will have access to a KTP applicant’s site.
There are rolling deadlines throughout the year. You normally have a decision within 12 weeks.
Check the latest deadlines.