14 February 2018

Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Venue: University of the West of Scotland Reception, High Street, Paisley

Time: 08:30 to 10:00

Attend if you are a SME or large organisation seeking to innovate, gain new knowledge and grow your business (access up to 67% grant support under the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - KTP programme).

KTP is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. 

The KTP programme has recently received a £30m funding boost as well as increased support for recruitment of KTP associates, making now an excellent time to consider KTP; whether this is your first, or, in the case of Rolls Royce, your 21st KTP project! 

ABOUT UWS
We are a knowledge-rich organisation, we believe in partnership with business (private, public and global) and we love KTP at UWS, as evidenced by our long history of engagement and strong portfolio performance. Through KTP, we work with businesses across the UK to help them develop new products and services and streamline their operations. 

FAQs

What Funding is available?
KTP projects last 12 - 36 months, have a typical annual budget of £75k and attract grant support at 67% for SMEs and 50% for large organisations

How do I apply and what is the success rate?
UWS is the only Scottish University to have a dedicated KTP Manager who, along with the West of Scotland KTP Centre, will support your bid development and work with you throughout the lifetime of your project (92% bid success rate over the last 10-years)

Who Funds KTP?
Innovate UK, Research Councils and the Scottish Funding Council are primary sponsors of the programme. The UK portfolio currently stands at 660 projects, attracting £72m in grants. 

What areas can be funded?
Projects can cover a wide range of areas from new product development, through to operations management, marketing and internationalisation.

Who will be attending?
Come and hear from a representative of the KTP programme, companies who have benefitted from KTP and leading academics from UWS.
You will have an opportunity to network and ask questions of a panel of KTP experts. You will also have the opportunity to book follow up meetings with UWS Business Development Managers to discuss your specific project requirements.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please contact us if you require a parking space. Spaces are limited. email: business@uws.ac.uk
Closest Rail Link: Paisley Gilmour Street Station (10 minutes from Glasgow Central)