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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS (KTP): 2021 TO 2022, ROUND 2 – FUNDING

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1. Title: KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS (KTP): 2021 TO 2022, ROUND 2 – FUNDING2. Awarding Authority: Innovate UK, GB Tel: 03003214357. Email: [email protected] Contract type: Service contract4. Description: UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’).This new partnership brings new skills and the latest academic thinking into the business partner to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. The knowledge base partner will recruit 1 or 2 graduates (known as ‘associates’) to work on the project.Each application must be led by a knowledge base, working with a business partner. If you are from a knowledge base that has not yet developed a project, get started by reading the KTP guidance. If you are from a business, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network.By applying for this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. The competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated. It takes time to prepare an application. If yours will not be ready before the close date, please apply to a later round.Visit the KTP website to find out more about the programme and the current roles available for graduates.5. CPV Code(s): 73110000, 73210000, 731000006. NUTS code(s): UKK, UKK1, UKK147. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: South West (England), Gloucestershire, Wiltshire And Bristol/Bath Area, Swindon.8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.9. Estimated value of requirement: Project size: We will consider partially funding project costs of any amount if we judge the costs to be appropriate. Typically, projects cost no more than £75,000 per year. A proportion of this will be paid by the business partner.FundingWe will consider partially funding project costs of any amount if we judge the costs to be appropriate. Typically, projects cost about £75,000 per year.Find out which project costs are eligible for funding.Contribution from Innovate UKInnovate UK has allocated up to £6 million in this round of the KTP programme, which will contribute towards the total costs of the individual projects.Your project may be supported wholly or in part by one or more of the KTP supporters. You can ask to receive financial support from a specific supporter in your application.KTP is financially supported by:UKRIInvest Northern IrelandScottish Funding CouncilWelsh GovernmentDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)Typically Innovate UK and its supporters fund projects at:67% of eligible project costs for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)50% of eligible project costs for large businessesContribution from the business partnerThe business partner in your application must also provide funding. The amount depends on the:total eligible project costsduration of the projectsize of the businessregistered location of the businesslocation of the projectAdditionally, the business partner must fund:the time spent on the project by their own staffother non-eligible costs such as the purchase of capital equipment.10. Competition closes: 30.6.2021 (11:00:00).11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information regarding the above contract notice please visit: 12. Other information: Funding type: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)Who can applyThis award is provided on a no subsidy basis. This means you must publish or make all project outputs openly available on a non-selective basis. If you decide to commercially exploit project outputs, you can only do so with no selective advantage.Each KTP is a partnership between the following:a UK knowledge base, acting as lead organisation and submitting the applicationa UK registered business or not-for-profit organisationYour project can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on the project requirements.KTP does not support projects with public sector organisations.Knowledge base partnerThe knowledge base partner cannot work alone.The knowledge base partner must lead the project and must:be a UK registered higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapultinvite one UK registered business of any size or not-for-profit organisation into the Innovation Funding Serviceinvite one knowledge transfer advisernot act in any way to gain selective commercial or economic advantage from the outputs of the projectrecruit associate roles in a demonstrably open and fair mannerallow associates to carry out the majority of the project at the business partner’s premisesprovide academic support for the associatemake sure the application is completed and submitted before the competition closesYour business partner must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the knowledge base partner to collaborate on a project. When the business partner accepts their invitation, they will need to:login or create an accountenter estimates of their own project costs, which may be updated as part of the final reporting processBusiness partnerBusiness partners cannot work alone. They must develop the project with a knowledge base of their choice. We encourage business partners to approach knowledge bases directly.To collaborate with the knowledge base, the business partner must:be a UK registered business, of any size, or a not-for-profit organisationhave more than 2 employeesdemonstrate its ability to financially support its contribution to the projectaccept an invitation from a knowledge base to participate in a project and complete their parts of the application formprovide a summary of their financial accounts from the past 3 yearsprovide supervisory support for the associatehost the associateThe definition KTP uses for ‘not-for-profit organisation’ includes social enterprises and charities.We use the term ‘business partner’ for both businesses and not-for-profit organisations.For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.The knowledge base partner and the business partner must sign a joint commitment statement.You must deliver an exploitation plan during your project. By completing all sections of the application form you will have completed your initial exploitation plan.SubcontractorsSubcontractors are not allowed in this competition.No subsidy (and non-aid where applicable)This competition provides funding that is not classed by Innovate UK as a subsidy. You should still seek independent legal advice on what this means for you, before applying.Further information about the UK Subsidy Control requirements can be found within the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation agreement and the subsequent BEIS guidance.‘No subsidy’ status is only granted to organisations which declare that they will not use the funding:in any way which gives them selective economic or commercial advantagein any way which would determine the funding as a subsidy as defined by the EU-UK Trade Cooperation AgreementIt is the responsibility of the lead organisation to make sure all collaborators in the project remain compliant with these requirements.It is important to note that it is the activity that an organisation is engaged in as part of the project and not its intentions, that define whether any support provided could be considered a subsidy.Further informationIf you are unsure about your obligations under the UK Subsidy Control regime you should take independent legal advice. We cannot advise on individual eligibility or legal obligations.If there are any changes to the above requirements that mean we need to change the terms of this competition, we will tell you as soon as possibleApplication rulesNumber of applicationsEach knowledge base can collaborate on any number of applications.Each business partner (including separate businesses within a business group) can take part in up to 4 KTP funded projects at any one time.Additional applications may be allowed at the discretion of the programme manager.You must provide justification by email to [email protected] at least 20 working days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request.Previously submitted applicationsYou cannot use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.We will not award you funding if you have:failed to exploit a previously funded projectfailed to comply with grant terms and conditionsYour projectYour application must be for a specific, strategic innovation project that tackles one or more challenges faced by the business partner.It can be any kind of project, it must show:how it helps the business with a real needhow it fits the strategic aims of the business partnerthere is a genuine market opportunity and route to markethow the knowledge gained will be embedded within the business partnerwhat makes this approach innovativeProjects we will not fundWe are not funding:projects which are classed as State aid under EC regulations or a subsidy under the EU-UK TCAundertakings which gain a selective economic or commercial advantage from the fundingresearch projectsprojects that are not strategic for the business partnerprojects that work with public sector organisationsprojects that do not demonstrate a genuine market opportunityDates19 April 2021: Competition opens30 June 2021 11:00am: Competition closes26 August 2021 : Funder’s Panel2 September 2021: Applicants notified2 September 2021 : Applicants notifiedBefore you startYou must read the guidance for KTP applicants before you apply.What we ask youThe application is split into 3 sections:1.Project details.2.Application questions.3.Finances.The assessors will score your overall application holistically.They will score on:impactchallengeinnovationcohesivenessThey will score each of these areas out of 10 marks (for a maximum total of 40 marks). They will also take into account the financial viability of the overall project. You must meet all the eligibility rules for your project to be considered for funding.1. Project detailsThis section provides background for the assessors and is not scored.Equality, diversity and inclusionPlease complete the EDI survey and then select yes in the application question. We collect and report on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) data to address under-representation in business innovation and ensure equality, diversity and inclusion across all our activities.The survey will ask you questions on your gender, age, ethnicity and disability status. You will always have the option to ‘prefer not to say’ if you do not feel comfortable sharing this information.Public descriptionIf your application is successful, Innovate UK will make use of this public description to comply with government requirements. Summarise the project goals. Please ensure it is suitable for public disclosure. We reserve the right to amend the description before publication if necessary but will consult you about any changes.Your answer can be up to 50 words long.ScopeDescribe how your project fits with the scope of the competition.To demonstrate how your project aligns with the scope of this competition you must:read the competition brief in fullunderstand the background, challenges and scope of the competitionYour application must be for a specific, strategic innovation project that tackles one or more challenges faced by the business partner.It can be any kind of project, but it must show:how it helps the business with a real needhow it fits the strategic aims of the business partnerthere is a genuine market opportunity and route to markethow the knowledge gained will be embedded within the business partnerwhat makes this approach innovativeIf your project is not in scope it will not be eligible for funding.By completing all sections of the application form you will have completed your initial exploitation plan.Your answer can be up to 400 words long.2. Application questionsKnowledge transfer advisers are available to help you with your application and your project. Find out more about knowledge transfer advisers.You must not name an associate in your application or include any website addresses (URLs) in your answers.Question 1. Number of associatesHow many associates do you need to support this project?You can have 1 or 2.Question 2. Management KTPsAre you applying for a Management KTP? Select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.Question 3: Project partners location (not scored)Where are the organisations within your project team registered?In which part of the UK is the business partners’ registered office?Select one from the following:ScotlandWalesNorthern IrelandEnglandQuestion 4. Business partner typeWhat is the business partner type?Select one from the following:limited companylimited liability partnership (LLP)charitiesnot for profitpartnershippublic limited companysole traderunlimited companyQuestion 5. Business partner sizeGive the size of the business partner’s organisation. If the business partner is part of a group give the size of the overall group.Select from the following:microsmallmediumlargeFor more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.Question 6. Business areaWhat area does the business partner work in? Clearly state its revenue generating activities.If the business partner is not yet generating revenues please provide details of their funding sources. If part of a business group, please also indicate the broader business activities undertaken by the group.Your answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 7. Business partner addressWhat is the registered address of the business partner?Provide the full registered address of the business partner including:town or citycountypostcodeQuestion 8. Associate locationWhere will the associate work?Provide the full address:town or citycountypostcodeQuestion 9. Business partner SIC codeWhat is the business partner’s SIC code?If the business partner is a registered charity, use 88990.Question 10. Business registration numberWhat is the business partner’s company registration number or charity registration number?Question 11. Senior business employeeWho is the senior business partner employee?Give their:titlefirst namesurnamejob titleemail addressphone numberYour answer can be up to 50 words long.Question 12. Senior business employee’s backgroundWho is the senior employee at the business partner? Provide details of the senior employee at the business partner and explain why their experience makes them suitable for this role.The individual named must:demonstrate the business partner or its group’s commitment to the partnershipprovide evidence of the authority received to commit its resources to support the delivery of the projectsYour answer can be up to 300 words long.Question 13. Business partner supervisorWhich business partner employee will supervise the associate on each of the projects?If there is more than 1 business partner supervisor, please give the details of each person and indicate which is the lead.Give their:titlefirst namesurnamejob titleemail addressphone numberYour answer can be up to 50 words long.Question 14. Business partner supervisor’s backgroundWhat is the business partner supervisor’s background?Provide details of the business partner supervisor and explain why their experience makes them suitable for this role.The individual named must:work in a team with the knowledge base supervisor and the associategive day-to-day support to the projectoffer guidance and mentoring support to the associateprovide links to information and expertise available within the business.It is expected that the supervisor will ensure that the business gives adequate consideration to any request for resources or training of business personnel required for the project to succeed and to become embedded.Your answer can be up to 300 words long.Question 15. Knowledge base supervisorWhich knowledge base partner employee will give the associate academic supervision on each project?If there is more than 1 knowledge base supervisor, please give the details of each person and indicate which is the lead.Give their:titlefirst namesurnamejob titleemail addressphone numberYour answer can be up to 50 words longQuestion 16. Knowledge base supervisor’s backgroundWhat is the knowledge base supervisor’s background?For each knowledge base supervisor:?describe how their research interests and experience are relevant to the project?give evidence that they are the right person to supervise the project and the associateYour answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 17. Knowledge base leadWho will be the knowledge base lead? The knowledge base lead is the senior academic on the project.Give their:titlefirst namesurnamejob titleemail addressphone numberYour answer can be up to 50 words longQuestion 18. Knowledge base lead’s backgroundWhat is the knowledge base lead’s background?For each knowledge base lead:describe how their research interests and experience are relevant to the projectgive evidence that they are the right person to supervise the project and the associateYour answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 19. Associate arrangementsHow will the associate or associates be supervised?Describe or explain:what level of supervision is appropriate for your partnershipwhy is it appropriateAssociate supervision is critical to the success of any partnership. We expect the majority of the project to take place at the address you have given in question 8. Each associate should be supervised by the knowledge base supervisor for at least half a day each week or one day a fortnight (excluding travelling time).If the associate spends any time at the knowledge base, the business partner supervisor must make a similar commitment.You must ask your knowledge transfer adviser what level of supervision is appropriate for your partnership.Your answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 20. Partnership administratorWho will be the partnership administrator?The partnership administrator is the main person we will contact at the knowledge base partner to ask questions about this application or partnership.Give their:titlefirst namesurnameorganisationjob titleemail addressphone numbertown or citycountypostcodeYour answer can be up to 50 words longQuestion 21. Person responsible for submitting claimsWho will be the person responsible for submitting claims?Provide details of the person responsible for submitting claims on behalf of the knowledge base partner.Give their:titlefirst namesurnameorganisationjob titleemail addressphone numberYour answer can be up to 50 words longQuestion 22. Strategic aimsExplain how this project fits with the strategic aims of the business partner.Explain:why this project is important to the business partnerthe business vision that this partnership addresseshow this partnership will make a significant difference to this business partnerYour answer can be up to 600 words long.Question 23. Missing knowledgeWhat knowledge or expertise does the business partner currently lack that it will need to carry out this project?What knowledge, technology or skills does the business partner need from the knowledge base partner?Your answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 24. Use of knowledgeHow will the knowledge and expertise transferred during the project be embedded and exploited within the business partner?Demonstrate how:the knowledge and expertise will stay in the business beyond the lifetime of the projecthow it will continue to boost the business’s successYour answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 25. Reason for partnershipWhy is an academic and business partnership the most appropriate approach for this activity?Explain why the KTP structure and funding is necessary to achieve the desired outcomes. Explain why this could not be delivered ‘off the shelf’ or through consultancy.Your answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 26. Business partner’s challengesWhat challenges does the business partner have that will be addressed through the partnership?Explain why the solution moves the business partner, or one of the business partner’s products forward in such a way that it challenges current or accepted practice in the business partner or sector.Your answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 27. Associate’s challengeWhat makes this a challenging project for the associate?Explain what the associate will focus on, for example:stakeholder managementconverting academic theory into commercial practicedata acquisitionsetting up test environments or labsYour answer can be up to 400 words long.Question 28. Knowledge base partner’s challengesWhat challenges does the knowledge base partner have that will be addressed through the partnership?Describe or explain:the additional benefits and outcomes the KTP will bring to the knowledge base partnerwhat challenge this offers the academic teamwhy the academic team want to undertake this projectYour answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 29. Market opportunityWhat market opportunity will this project open up?Describe or explain:the target marketstheir relative size or valuethe market share you are expecting to achievethe business partner’s current position in these marketsthe existing or emerging competitive offeringsYour answer can be up to 600 words long.Question 30. Route to marketWhat is your route to market?What is your strategy to achieve the market share indicated above?Your answer can be up to 600 words long.Question 31. Commercial impactsWhat are the likely impacts of the project?Describe or explain:the rationale you used to generate the likely impactshow you calculated the net profit before tax figureswhy this is the best approach for generating likely impactYou must quantify the likely commercial impacts of the project by downloading the commercial impacts template, completing it and uploading.You must use the text box to describe or explain the rationale you used to generate the likely impactsYour answer can be up to 750 words long.Question 32. Additional business actions and investmentsWhat additional business actions and investments will be needed for you to achieve the business case, beyond those needed to deliver the workplan?This partnership will be part of the journey to full exploitation. What does the business partner have to do, over and above what is required to deliver the KTP, to realise the business case? Where an investment is required, please quantify it.Your answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 33. Additional benefitsWhat additional benefits will be delivered as part of the project?Describe or explain:the number of new and safeguarded jobsany wider societal and environmental benefitsany other benefits that this project will deliver that may help your case for supportYour answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 34. Project fundingDemonstrate how the business plans to address the funding of this project?Describe or explain:how the business is able to afford the projectany investments that will need to be undertaken to complete the projectIf the business accounts show any of the following, you must also address these issues:declining turnoverlow net profit pre-taxnegative liquidityhigh debt/equitygrowth in long term loansYour answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 35. WorkplanHow will you manage the project effectively?Use our workplan template to detail the project phases and milestones, including benefits realisation phase and the exploitation phase.You must complete and upload a workplan for this project.Download the workplan template, complete it and upload your work plan. It must be a PDF with a file size of up to 10MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.Type ‘I confirm I have uploaded the completed workplan template’ as part of your answer.Question 36. AssociatesIn order to deliver your project successfully, what are you looking for from your associates?Briefly describe the:qualificationsskillsattributesexperienceYour answer can be up to 500 words long.Question 37. LMC membersWho will be on the local management committee (LMC)?List the members, giving each one’s name and job title.The LMC is the formal project meeting. It should be chaired by the senior business employee. As a minimum it should also include the:knowledge base supervisorbusiness supervisorknowledge base leadknowledge transfer adviserknowledge base project administratorEach member of the LMC should also be listed in the Application Team section of the application. Once recruited the associate must also attend the meeting.Secretariat must be provided by the knowledge base partner.Make sure each member you nominate understands their individual role and its responsibilities and is aware of the commitment required to take part in a KTP.Your answer can be up 100 words long.Question 38. Previous business partner KTPsHas the business partner ever, or are they currently undertaking any KTPs?Type “Yes” or “No as part of you answer.If Yes, describe and explain:a brief outline and the KTP reference number for each previous KTP applicationhow this KTP relates to themwhat differentiates this project from previous KTP’s undertakenDemonstrate how this KTP relates to them, whilst being sufficiently distinct to be suitable for funding.You should not be repeating activity previously undertaken by another KTPYou are reminded that a business may have no more than 4 KTPs funded at any one timeYour answer can be up to 300 words long.Question 39. Previous funding informationAre there any relevant direct or indirect links between this application and any other funding support for either the academic team or the business partner?Type “Yes” or “No as part of you answer.If there are links between this application and any other funding support describe and explain:how previous funding is linked to this projectthe name of your supporterthe date of the awardthe award numberbrief description of the awardYour answer can be up 200 words long.Question 40. Full economic costing certificateDoes your knowledge base use the full economic costing (fEC) approach?‘Yes’ or ‘No’If Yes, you must upload your fEC certificate as an appendix to this question.Your certificate must:confirm that your proposed KTP finances only include costs that are authorised to be recovered and that have been auditedlist those costs in the certificate, with clear subheadingshave the certificate signed by your finance manager or an appropriately authorised member of the finance staffconfirm you will charge your business partner in full for its contribution to any project expenditure, and that the sums charged match your applicationIt must be a PDF with a file size of up to 10MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.Question 41. fEC certificate validityWill your certificate be valid on the date of the funders panel?Yes or NoAn fEC certificate is valid for 12 months from the date it was audited and approved.A valid certificate is required covering the date of the funders panel for this competition, listed in the competition guidance.If your certificate will not be valid on this date, select No. A valid fEC certification must be emailed to [email protected] as soon as possible, and a minimum of 10 days before the Funders Panel date.Question 42. Joint commitment statementThe knowledge base partner and business partner must declare a commitment to work together on the project by completing our joint commitment statement template.Download the joint commitment statement (JCS) template, complete it and upload it as a PDF.It must be a PDF with a file size of up to 10MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.Type ‘I confirm we have completed and uploaded the joint commitment statement template. If you do not upload a completed joint commitment statement your application will be rejected.Question 43. Potential supportersWhich financial supporter do you want to fund your project? You must type exactly the names as shown below.Choose at least one of the following financial supporters:UKRI KTP (Innovate UK)Invest Northern IrelandScottish GovernmentWelsh Governmentthe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (Management KTPs only)In addition to the financial supporters, you may also request any of the following UKRI Research councils to support your project.Arts and Humanities Research CouncilBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research CouncilEngineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilEconomic and Social Research CouncilNatural Environment Research CouncilScience and Technology Facilities CouncilQuestion 44. Supporting documents 1You can use this question to upload up to 3 other supporting documents as appendices. For example, you can use this question to upload documents providing supporting evidence of the business partner’s finance position.Appendices must be in PDF format with a file size up to 10MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.Select “Yes” or “No” to indicate whether you have uploaded a document.Question 45. Supporting documents 2You can use this question to upload up to 3 other supporting documents, such as in support of the business partner’s finance position. They must be in PDF format with a file size up to 10MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.Select “Yes” or “No” to indicate whether you have uploaded a document.Question 46. Declaration of accuracyYou must agree to the following declaration. Select ‘Yes’ if you agree. If you select ‘No’ your application will be rejected.The partnership confirms that the proposal meets the overarching criteria for KTP and, to the best of their knowledge, the information provided in this grant application form is accurate and complete.Question 47. Declaration of knowledge transfer adviser approvalYou must agree to the following declaration. Select ‘Yes’ if you agree. If you select ‘No’ your application will be rejected.The partnership confirms that the knowledge transfer adviser has reviewed and approved this proposal for submission into this competition.3. FinancesThe knowledge base partner must give the funding requested, broken down into all the individual costs for the project and the associate.The business partner must give:details of its finances over the past 3 financial yearsdetails of any funding applied for elsewhereFor full details on what costs you can claim, see the KTP project costs guidance.Background and further informationIf you are successfulThe partnership will have 9 months to jointly recruit an associate and start the project from the date the grant offer letter (GOL) is issued.Knowledge transfer advisersA knowledge transfer adviser must support your application. The knowledge base partner must invite a knowledge transfer adviser to join the project. Find and contact your local knowledge transfer adviser.Your knowledge transfer adviser will:help you plan the projectidentify benefitsreview proposals before submissionsupport and monitor the projectmentor and coach the associatehelp you connect with the Knowledge Transfer NetworkContact usIf you need more information about how to apply email [email protected] 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).Innovate UK is committed to making support for applicants accessible to everyone. We can provide help for applicants who face barriers when making an application. This might be as a result of a disability, neurodiversity or anything else that makes it difficult to use our services. We can also give help and make other reasonable adjustments for you if your application is successful.If you think you need more support, it is important that you contact our Customer Support Service as early as possible during your application process. You should aim to contact us no later than 10 working days before the competition closing date.About the Knowledge Transfer PartnershipTo find out more about KTP, read the KTP guidance.About Management KTPsManagement KTPs (MKTPs) focus on increasing effectiveness and improving productivity through better management practices. They create a partnership with a UK business school or academics that can demonstrate how their experience relates to management practice.Management KTPs are funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and aimed at supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses. Large companies are considered by the funder on a case by case basis. You will not be able to contest their decision.To find out more, read the Management KTP guidance.Welsh Government SupportSMEs based in Wales can receive a 75% contribution to KTP until end June 2021.Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a core component of Wales’ RD&I offer to businesses. Due to the current difficult economic climate, this offer will allow eligible SME businesses in Wales to claim 75% of the project costs of a KTP.Partnerships jointly develop the proposal to address a specific business need and must submit their proposal for assessment by midday on 30 June 2021. Only applications received during this time will be eligible for this funding.Any SME business based in Wales, from any sector is welcome to apply.The Welsh Government provide more information on this initiativeTKR-202148-EX-1589747# funding opportunity