News article

New Management KTP opportunities

7 November 2019


Find expertise to help your business improve its management capability

Innovate UK has introduced a new Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (MKTP) funding programme to help businesses transform performance through effective management.

The programme runs alongside the original Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme, which has been helping companies innovate for growth for over 40 years.

How does Management KTP work?
The MKTP works in the same way as a KTP. It links you with one of the UK’s knowledge bases (eg a university or college) and creates a dynamic 3-way partnership between your company, a team of academic experts and a skilled graduate.

The difference with a MKTP is that it focuses specifically on management-based projects, aiming to increase effectiveness and improve results through better management practices.

Funding a MKTP
Innovate UK provides a 67 per cent grant towards the project cost of a MKTP for small and medium-sized businesses. Your SME is expected to cover the remaining 33 per cent. Like KTPs, Management KTP projects can last between 12 months to three years.

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

Find out more about the MKTP.

Ulster University information events
Ulster University is hosting two information and networking events to tell businesses about the new MKTP funding programme and give them an opportunity to meet with a specialist KTP adviser and the University's KTP team.

Two event dates and locations are available:

Ulster University Magee
Date: Friday 22 November 2019
Time: 12 noon - 13:30
Where: The Great Hall, MD102, Ulster University, Magee campus, Derry.
Register here

Ulster University Jordanstown
Date: Friday 6 December 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Where: Room 03G06, Ulster University, Jordanstown campus, Belfast.
Register here

For further information about these events, contact Ulster University’s Knowledge Exchange Manager – KTP, Amanda Fullerton, a.fullerton@ulster.ac.uk.