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Innovate UK, Accelerated Knowledge Transfer AKT

14th November 2023

Innovate UK – Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) is jointly delivered by Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN.

The programme has been designed to create short-term collaborations between a Business Partner and a UK Knowledge Base* to rapidly inject innovation capacity. Inspired by the highly successful partnership model of KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership), Innovate UK – Accelerated Knowledge Transfer’s concept is to deliver a rapid and targeted intervention to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation project or concept, which has the potential for significant impact for the Business Partner.

In a 2022/23 pilot competition, a total of 129 projects were funded. The range of projects was diverse – from bilingual communications tools to on-farm carbon capture – representing all kinds of businesses and third-sector organisations from right across the UK. You can find out more about the AKT2i Pilot scheme and its impact, here.

 *UK Higher Education (HE), Further Education (FE) institution, Research Organisation (RTO) or Catapult.

AKTP is now open and the deadline is Dec 13thPlease find attached application template. 

Link to AKTP and guidance can be found here Accelerated Knowledge Transfer – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (ktp-uk.org) 

Application link: Innovate UK Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) (ktp-uk.org) 

Please contact Jane Ning from Edinburgh Napier University  (j.ning@napier.ac.uk) if interested.

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