Innovate UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are jointly investing up to £0.5m to help UK companies establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the area of cyber security. Partnerships between academic institutions and businesses are encouraged to support innovation and help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity.
This will mean a budget of around 80K to encourage businesses to work with a research organisation and newly-qualified graduate. This funding covers part of the cost of a graduate working in your company on a specific innovation project, with the research partner supervising the graduate’s work.
This initiative will support KTP projects to enable SMEs in the cyber security sector to access research-driven knowledge and capability from academia to help them access strategic opportunities, tackle significant challenges they might be facing and support the development of new innovative processes and solutions.
The final deadline for applications is the 11th May 2016 but it is strongly recommended to
apply as soon as possible.