Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (MKTP)


Support to create a dynamic three-way partnership between your company, a team of academic experts and a skilled graduate. The focus of a MKTP is specifically on increasing effectiveness and improving results through better management practices.

Eligibility criteria: 

MKTP support is beneficial for :

  • Growth-oriented SMEs, eager to build and execute their ambitious management strategy by introducing better management practices.
  • Businesses seeking significant productivity gains, recognising that good management and leadership can help deliver this.
  • Organisations looking to up-skill their people and make step-change improvements in productivity by deploying industry-leading practices and innovation processes.
Additional information: 

MKTPs take a wide view, incorporating a range of leadership and management skills and requirements to build a strategy that drives change and improves business performance. 

Spanning all key business functions – from marketing to IT, creativity to strategic management; HR to employment relations; finance to logistics –  MKTPs seek to support strategic management projects across core activities including:

  • monitoring and target setting
  • communication and motivation
  • organisation, resource planning and strategic thinking
  • problem-solving and decision-making
  • commercial awareness and risk management
  • coaching and mentoring
  • options evaluations, horizon scanning and foresighting

The first round of MKTP funding competitions opens on 12 December 2019 and closes on 19 February 2020 at 12:00.

Support organisation: 
Invest Northern Ireland
0800 181 4422