Goldsmiths Knowledge Transfer Catalysts

Goldsmiths’ new scheme to support industry partners to work with our academics and explore Knowledge Transfer Partnership opportunities.

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About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are collaborative projects which link forward thinking businesses and not-for-profits with the UK's world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by inspired graduates.

More about KTPs at Goldsmiths.

About Goldsmiths’ Knowledge Transfer Catalysts scheme

Our new Knowledge Transfer (KT) Catalysts scheme will award £25,000 (total) to academic-industry collaborations to help you generate an outline for a possible (m)KTP application. We are open to collaborations from any sector and businesses or not-for-profits of any size, as long as you fit the eligibility criteria for KTPs.

Applications must include one academic from Goldsmiths and one external organisation eligible for KTPs.

To help generate possible KTP projects we hosted a bespoke ideation session on Thursday 23 February The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Farringdon. The slides from this session are available for your reference.

Discussions were led by Siân Prime (Goldsmiths’ Academic Lead for Enterprise), Prof Jonny Freeman (Academic Lead for Knowledge Exchange) and Dr Matthew Hogan (Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Innovate UK KTN), the session gave the opportunity for academics and industry representatives to come together, learn more about the KTP scheme, and generate possible (m)KTP ideas.

Organisations in attendance, met academics from across the College and explored how Goldsmiths’ research expertise might be applied to support their business or organisation. The KT Catalysts scheme is there to help you whether you’ve got an existing relationship with academics or Goldsmiths, or if the idea of working with a researcher is completely new to you.

Academic-industry partnerships then have an exciting opportunity to bid for up to £2,500 of funding to further develop an outline for a (m)KTP. Collaborations from any sector and organisations of any size are invited, as long as you fit the eligibility criteria for KTPs.

The window for applications is now open, with a closing date of 17 March 2023. Applications are to be submitted by a Goldsmiths academic in partnership with an external organisation.

If you are interested in learning more or participating in the KTP programme, please email: enterprise ( One of the team will be happy to arrange a meeting with you to discuss and develop your ideas and introduce you to a range of academics who may wish to collaborate.

Register for the ideation session on Thursday 23 February at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Farringdon (note this is not our campus in New Cross).

Watch this space for more information about how to apply for KT Catalysts funding.

If you are interested in learning more or participating in the KTP programme, please email: enterprise (