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Developing Your Ideas

Knowledge Exchange

We can help you de-risk your investment by finding funding options with RGU as the right academic partner for your ambition. Find out more about the funding support available.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are collaborative industry/university projects to research and implement innovations in products, services or processes. Find out how RGU can support you.

RGU has a long track record of working closely with industry across a wide range of sectors. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme (KTP) is a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to the UK’s rich academic resources. It’s a partnership between the business seeking expertise, a university or research institute, and a graduate, known as a KTP Associate.

KTP projects can be undertaken by UK-based companies of all sizes and sectors, wishing to address a specific strategic challenge. Projects typically run between 18 months and three years, with participating businesses benefitting directly from the generation of new knowledge, increased capabilities, and embedded expertise, as well as increased competitive advantage through accelerated innovation.  Between 50-75% of project costs are funded by Innovate UK, with the remainder covered by a cash contribution from the business taking part.

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Innovation Vouchers

Apply for an Innovation Voucher with RGU and support the advancement of your business today.

Innovation Vouchers are funded by the Scottish Funding Council and are open to any SME in Scotland to apply.

The value of a standard Innovation Voucher is between £1,000 and £5,000, covering the academic project costs and is paid directly to RGU. You will contribute an equal value in cash or in-kind or a combination of both.

The Advanced Innovation Voucher offers a matched grant of up to £20,000 and will work on a sliding scale basis with a minimum cash contribution required from you the company.

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Innovation Centres

Innovation Centres help improve innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s crucial economic sectors, while creating jobs and growing the economy.

Innovation Centres are supported by industry and draw on all of Scotland’s research expertise in the relevant sector to work on problems and opportunities identified by related industries. They add valuable insight through the likes of secondments, collaborative workspace and communal access to equipment.

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