Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP)

Increase productivity, change culture and improve leadership with Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs).

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs) are a three-way partnership between a business, a Staffordshire University academic, and a recently qualified graduate. They offer businesses the ability to collaborate on adoption and adaption of expertise to bring about people-focused, strategic change to help your business succeed.

mKTPs can be in areas such as:

  • Developing alternative business models and improving business agility
  • Identifying new opportunities and revenue streams
  • Embedding entrepreneurial thinking and ambidexterity
  • Benchmarking and implementing best practice
  • Scaling-up practices
  • Managing organisational behaviour or cultural change
  • Implementing continuity plans
  • Implementing coaching and mentoring schemes
  • Improving efficiency, business processes and productivity
  • Embedding remote/hybrid working practices
  • Analysing supply chains
  • Enabling improved leadership, strategic thinking and decision making
  • Improving process improvement and professionalisation

mKTPs span all key business functions including strategic management, human resources, marketing, IT, creativity, employment relations, finance and logistics.

 

Business Benefits

Additional benefits of mKTPs:

  • Part-funded by Innovate UK or other government co-funders
  • Eligibility to claim R&D Tax credits
  • Expert academics support throughout the duration of the project
  • Access to high-calibre Staffordshire University graduate with expertise in the relevant field of the project
  • Graduate employee does not count towards your headcount
  • Access to dedicated facilities at the university

 

What is the cost?

mKTPs are part funded by a grant from Innovate UK or other government co-funders which you apply for in a competitive bid submission (bids have a success rate for applications of around 90%). You will have a dedicated university contact to support you through the application/bid process.

Typical contribution from the government are as follows:

  • 67% of project costs for micro, small and medium-sized businesses
  • 50% of project costs for large businesses

The remainder of the project cost is met by your company.

Who can apply?

mKTP projects can be accessed by a UK-based business of any size or a not-for-profit organisation (including social enterprises and charities).

Contact employers@staffs.uk or call 0800 169 2148 to discuss how a mKTP could impact your business with our dedicated team.

What to expect

Why choose Staffordshire University?

  • We have a proven track record for over 30 years
  • We have worked with over 70 companies on over 100 KTPs
  • We have expertise in leadership, project management, human resources, organisation culture, entrepreneurship, business modelling and more.
  • We have secured £6 million of government funding
  • We are flexible, it can be anything from 12 to 36 months

Staff

Laura Knight

Employer Partnership Development Manager

I am a Business Development Manager in Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise. I support businesses, identifying training needs and academic pathways as part of our CPD offer.

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Philip O'Neill

Employer Partnerships Development Mgr

I work with businesses regionally and nationally, to understand their needs, and ensure they are suitably supported by Staffordshire University.

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Steve Hargreaves

Ep Develop'Mt Mgr-K'Ledge Exchng E'Prise

In my current role as an Employer Partnerships Development Manager, I look after the business incubator and take the lead in several exciting innovation projects. I set up KTPs and have supported businesses with Innovate UK bids.

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