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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Helps businesses with two thirds of the cost of hiring a graduate to work on an innovative project.

What's important

  • 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.

Eligibility

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.

Read the guidelines for more details (PDF, 215KB).

Funding recipients

Round 1 funding recipients have been announced.

Find out more about the recipients and their projects.

Partnering universities

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

    Telephone:
    07 3138 5159
    Email:
    ocscontracts@qut.edu.au
  • Griffith University

    Professor Andrea Bishop
    Director, Office of Research

    Telephone:
    07 3735 5234
    Email:
    a.bishop@griffith.edu.au
  • Central Queensland University

    Mr Josh Ariens
    Research Partnerships Manager, Office of Research Services

    Telephone:
    07 4970 7330 or 0408 443 419
    Email:
    j.ariens@cqu.edu.au
  • University of Queensland

    Dr Annabelle Willox
    Director

    Telephone:
    07 3346 7012
    Email:
    a.willox@uq.edu.au
  • University of Southern Queensland

    Professor Peter Terry
    Director, Research Training and Development
    Office of Research Graduate Studies

    Telephone:
    07 4631 1681
    Email:
    peter.terry@usq.edu.au
  • James Cook University

    Mr Noble Paul
    Business Development Manager, Division of Global Strategy and Engagement

    Telephone:
    07 4781 4283
    Email:
    noble.paul@jcu.edu.au
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    Rhonda Leece
    Associate Director, Student Central

    Telephone:
    07 5430 2890
    Email:
    rleece@usc.edu.au
  • Bond University

    Sharon McPaul
    Grants and Ethics Manager

    Telephone:
    07 5595 1593
    Email:
    smcpaul@bond.edu.au

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 employ a graduate to assist with an innovative project.

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Last updated
6 April, 2016

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