26th January 2023

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) will be offering its support to third sector organisations in an upcoming event.

Working with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) the university is inviting third sector organisations to attend the on-campus event on Thursday 2nd March. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and discover how Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) can expedite the growth of their organisation.

KTPs help to support UK-based businesses of any size including not-for-profit organisations such as social enterprises and charities. They typically fund 75% of project costs for not-for-profit businesses of any size.

During the evening. attendees will be able to learn from experts in the field including:

- Linette Wallace (KTP lead, Bishop Grosseteste University)

- Lee Dolby (Deputy CEO, Lincolnshire CVS)

- James Silverwood (Senior Business Academic, Bishop Grosseteste University)

- Iwona Fodrowska (KTP Associate, Bishop Grosseteste University)

Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and welcome to enjoy some free networking time, canapes, and prosecco. The event will be held in the beautiful Art-Deco style Eliot suite on the BGU campus, and those attending are in with the chance to win prizes including a luxury wellbeing hamper from local company, Little Box of Hygge.

Bishop Grosseteste University's KTP Lead, Linette Wallace said: "KTPs offer a strategic and robust way for companies and universities to work collaboratively together on innovative projects.

"It really is a fantastic programme and it’s important that not for profit organisations are aware of the scheme and, if they are eligible, they can get their projects funded up to 75% by Innovate UK and they have support from BGU throughout the process."