Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a UK wide programme which enables businesses and organisations to benefit from the skills of academic staff and graduates.

KTPs are partly funded by the government and the cost of a KTP depends on the duration of your project and the size of your organisation. To find out more about how your organisation can benefit from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Northampton please email

BIG Ideas Fund

Funding of up to £5k available for business collaboration projects – Seek fresh knowledge and expertise

Do you have an idea or project that could be helped by funding of up to £5k from University of Northampton to work with our academics & facilities?  Our Business Innovation Grant of up to £5k (redeemable only within University of Northampton) to help you develop new products, processes, services, gain new insights and help develop your business. This could give you up to 10 days of an academic’s time to work with you on a project and access our resources.

Open to businesses in the local area to work together with academics from the University of Northampton to boost growth and development of ideas.

Email Charlotte for further details at

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Our Higher and Degree apprenticeships are specifically designed with industry to respond to high level skills gaps, bringing together the very best in higher and vocational education.

Our apprenticeships will enable your employees to study for a higher level qualification and gain professional recognition, while applying their learning to your real-world projects in the workplace. If you think degree apprenticeships can help shape the future of your business, please get in touch. 


The ISII supports social innovators through the delivery of academic research and consultancy services, including social impact measurement reporting. The Institute collaborates on multi-disciplinary research projects through internal partnerships with other research institutes and centres, as well through external partnerships with other universities and organisations.