Support networks and facilities for innovation and R&D

Knowledge Transfer Support

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There are several Government or affiliated organisations who offer a range of products and services that can help your business with design, innovation, intellectual property, measurement and standards needs.

The government offers a range of Solutions for Business products to help business benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other businesses and academic institutions:

Solutions for Business is a Government Business Support Scheme that is only available in England. Support for businesses is different in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Read more about Solutions for Business in our guide on government support for businesses.


KTPs enable businesses to benefit from the expertise of organisations like further education colleges, universities or research institutes.

Recently qualified people at NVQ level 4 or above are recruited to work in the business as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate. Projects last between ten weeks and three years, and address product design, manufacturing, product or management processes, computing or management information.

You can find information on KTPs on the Technology Strategy Board website.

Find out about the range of support for business included in the government's Solutions for Business portfolio.

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