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Funding Support

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, funded by Innovate UK, are one of the largest graduate recruitment programmes across Britain. They are a great way for organisations to gain up to 50% of the cost of a strategic research project with a University.  The University have supported in excess of 80 KTPs and has over a decade of experience in this area. 

Innovate UK also offer additional funding options for both large and small organisations, including sector-focussed funding and the Open Programme.

If what you are looking for is to pay outright for an academic to carry out a research project on your behalf or apply for a research grant with a University as a partner then you may be eligible to apply for tax relief on bills incurred as a result of working with us using R&D Tax Relief.  Or the Horizon 2020, European Union innovation programme which funds academic research with commercial partners, may be worth considering.

Our staff have valuable experience in submitting successful bids to these funding sources and would be happy to discuss which options are the most suitable for the type of work you would like us to support.

The University of Bradford are also a partner in the Leeds City Region Ad:Venture programme and the Leeds and Sheffield city region Grow MedTech fund.  Ad:Venture provide dedicated funded support to pre-start, young and new businesses who have strong growth ambitions.  Grow MedTech work with researchers, developers and business to take new medical technology products through the early stages of commercial development.  

If you are looking to upskill your staff, we also have a range of Degree Apprenticeships available funded by the Apprenticeships levy.