Welcome to a series of blogs and vlogs designed to help you better understand Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (MKTPs).

Management KTPs are a funding opportunity aimed at helping UK businesses improve the way they work.

They are built on the highly successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership model – the UK’s longest running knowledge exchange programme which has helped more than 14,000 businesses innovate for growth.

Like KTPs, Management KTP’s link you in a collaborative partnership with specialist academics who have the know-how to help you transform the way your business operates. 

In the first of our blog series, Knowledge Transfer AdviserMark Lynch, provides an introduction to Management KTPs.

  • Register here for our Management KTP Webinar, 10-11.30 on Tuesday 27 April

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT KTP – PART 1

As your business emerges from Covid19, are you asking yourself how best to prepare for the future? How to introduce the kind of transformational change that will leave your business more resilient, more productive, agile and effective for the road ahead?

I’d like to tell you about a new programme designed to help businesses do just that by partnering with world-class expertise in UK universities: the programme is Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (or mKTP). 

So what are Management KTPs?

Management KTPs adopt the highly successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership model. Co-funded through the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, KTPs have helped more than 14,000 businesses deliver innovation over its 45 year history. How? By linking them with a specialist academic team to access deep expertise, new approaches and technological innovations, that drive positive change. 

Management KTPs work the same way, only the aim is on improving Management practices and processes.  The focus here is on skills, people, culture change – all in pursuit of creating a more robust business, better financial performance and long-term sustainability. 

The partnership with a leading academic team means you can apply cutting edge thinking to a broad range of management practices, executive leadership skills and radically improved business processes. Crucially, this is customised and tailored to the unique circumstances of your business.

So who are Management KTPs aimed at?

They are targeted at ambitious, growth-oriented businesses of up to 500 people. Eligibility is broad, applying to businesses in all sectors, right across the UK. Importantly, it’s people-centric, bringing your staff along the change journey. If your business aims to scale rapidly and is open to improvement and new ways of doing things, then Management KTP is for you. 

I’m one of 31 specialist Knowledge Transfer Advisers, based all around the UK, at KTN – a programme delivery partner for Innovate UK. We’re here to help you at every stage of your mKTP journey. Find out more about how the programme works and who’s eligible in my next vlog“.

If you think Management KTP could help your business:

  • Register here for our Management KTP Webinar, 10-11.30 on Tuesday 27 April
  • Find out more about MKTP on our webpage
  • Locate and contact your nearest Knowledge Transfer Adviser to discuss your idea

This is one in a series of V/blogs about Management KTP

Mark Lynch:What are Management KTPs?

Mark Lynch: How does Management KTPs Funding work

Jan Stringer: The benefits of Academic Collaboration

Jim Berryman:What are MKTPs for?

Fiona Nightingale: Why Now is the time to engage in Management KTP

Dr Lorna Howarth and Dr Gordon Jack: Interview Management KTP Associate Dr Gordon Jack, IPIG LTD

Prof David Bamford (Manchester Metropolitan University): Why Academics should engage in MKTP

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Use Management KTP to:

  • Access deep knowledge to solve key strategic challenges
  • Apply fresh thinking to transform a wide range business activities 
  • Create business-wide change to increase productivity, adaptability and resilience
  • Introduce a culture of innovation for lasting, positive change.

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are funded by the UK Government Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy through Innovate UK and delivered by KTN in partnership with Knowledge Bases.

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