Avatars at the ready? Prepare for the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020!

Posted on: 04/09/2020

Our annual celebration of the most outstanding Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects is nearly here. And this year, it’s rather different!

As a result of Covid19 we have reimagined the KTP Best of the Best Awards event, working with our colleagues at ImmerseUK in partnership with Laval Virtual to bring you a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 9 September, 4-5pm.

Free to all and with no special equipment needed to enjoy the immersive experience, register now to download the platform, customise your avatar and celebrate KTP success. (Great to see that so many of you have already created your avatar and are exploring and enjoying the virtual venue!).

Hosted by the KTN’s highly experienced Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Fiona Nightingale and featuring talks by Innovate UK Interim Executive Chair, Dr Ian Campbell and KTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alicia Greated, the Awards promise to be an enjoyable celebration of the extraordinary transformation that KTP collaborations – between companies and universities/research organisations – can deliver. 

I have always been so impressed at the massive impact that the KTP projects have. KTP showcases all the things we value and promote at KTN – the power of collaboration; sharing deep expertise; looking ahead to shape the future; and ultimately connecting people for positive change –  the kind of change that contributes to economic, societal and environmental wellbeing. 

We are all looking forward to the KTP Awards so we can collectively celebrate the impact of this extraordinary collaborative mechanism” said Alicia Greated. 

Award Categories

The KTP Best of the Best Awards celebrate outstanding KTP achievement across six categories. Find out more about the finalists in each of the following categories and join us on Wednesday 9 September, 4-5pm in our Virtual ceremony to discover who wins:

Future Innovator Award –  Award supported by Ashorne Hill

Engineering Excellence Award

Business Impact Award

Most Effective Initiative from a KTP Team – Award inspired by David Woollard and supported by Praxis Auril

Societal Impact Award – Award supported by UKRI

Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award

About KTP

KTPs create partnerships between companies, academic teams and a talented graduate (the KTP Associate) to access and embed the kind of expertise and fresh thinking needed to deliver innovation. 

Over its 45 year history, KTP has gone from strength to strength, underpinning major change in organisations right across the UK and in every sector of the economy. Today more than 800 organisations, 100 Knowledge Bases (Universities or Research Organisations) and more than 800 KTP Associates are involved in KTP.

Funding competitions for KTP and Management KTP are open all year round. If you think a collaboration with a UK university or research organisation could help your organisation innovate for growth, find out more about KTP today. 

The KTP programme is funded by UKRI through Innovate UK and has a 45 year legacy of success.

Follow KTP on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates. 

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Current funding opportunities

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - July-Oct 2020

Opens: 16/07/2020 Closes: 28/10/2020

You can improve your business’ competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers. Management KTPs are also available, with a separate dedicated funding pot. Extended deadline – now closing 28th October.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Nov 2020 to Jan 2021

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 27/01/2021

You can improve your business’ competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers. Management KTPs are also available, with a separate dedicated funding pot. Next round will open 8th Feb 2021.

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