Translating academic thinking into business success

There is up to £40 million of funding available for businesses to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership can focus on any technology or industry area and last between 12 and 36 months.
Funding can help UK businesses to bring in a graduate, who will work on an innovation project. This will enable organisations to turn academic thinking into business change, support growth and future development.

Businesses should have a specific project in mind when they are applying. If a business already has a relationship with a university, college or research and technology organisation they can choose to work with them, or contact the network of Knowledge Transfer Advisers to help find a partner. Advisers can also offer additional project support including with the application.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-and-academic-partnerships-apply-for-funding  or contact Michael Banford, Edge Hill University’s Business Development Manager.

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