Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Builds collaboration between universities and small business by bringing on a university graduate to work on an innovative project.
- Funding of up to $50,000 per project.
- Subsidises two-thirds of the eligible project costs with the business contributing one-third.
- Eligibility criteria apply.
- Fifth funding round closes on 7 October 2016.
- Round six funding will open late January 2017.
To be eligible, you must:
- have less than 200 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs)
- have been operating for more than two years
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- have a strategic innovation project requiring collaboration with a university that you are prepared to manage
- be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) before the project commences
- be able to contribute one-third of the eligible project costs.
As you will need to jointly apply with a participating university, you can contact your university of choice directly to discuss collaboration opportunities.
Queensland University of Technology
Mr Colin Melvin
Director, Office of Commercial Services
- 07 3138 5159
Professor Andrea Bishop
Director, Office of Research
- 07 3735 5234
Central Queensland University
Mr Josh Ariens
Research Partnerships Manager, Office of Research Services
- 07 4970 7330 or 0408 443 419
University of Queensland
Dr Annabelle Willox
- 07 3346 7012
University of Southern Queensland
Professor Peter Terry
Director, Research Training and Development
Office of Research Graduate Studies
- 07 4631 1681
James Cook University
Mr Noble Paul
Business Development Manager, Division of Global Strategy and Engagement
- 07 4781 4283
University of the Sunshine Coast
Associate Director, Student Central
- 07 5430 2890
Grants and Ethics Manager
- 07 5595 1593
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed on:
- the strategic nature and level of innovation of the project
- project feasibility, budget and timeframes
- potential benefits to the business of employinga graduate
- anticipated outcomes to Queensland, including alignment with government priorities.
How to apply
Online applications are now open.
To help prepare an application, please refer to the:Apply now
About the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) program forms part of the Advance Queensland initiative, helping to create partnerships to exchange skills and ideas to inspire innovation.
The KTP program enables businesses to form partnerships with universities and apply for grant funding to bring a graduate into their business to work on an innovative project.