small and medium-sized enterprises contribute around £35,000 per year, or about one-third of the project costs large businesses contribute about £55,000 per year, or half of the project costs Search for and contact a Knowledge Transfer Adviser. relate to a specific project clearly explain the nature and goals of the intended partnership include details of the organisations that will take part set out what the graduate will be expected to deliver Applications must: Programme information applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are open throughout the year the deadline for applications is 6 February 2019. If an application misses a deadline it will automatically be entered into the next round projects can last between 1 and 3 years businesses and not-for-profit organisations of any size can apply the size of the grant and own contribution will vary. Typically: This financial year, up to £40 million is available for businesses to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.The programme promotes competitiveness and productivity by bringing new knowledge and skills into businesses that are looking to innovate and do things differently.As announced in the Budget 2018, the programme will also be expanded over the next 5 years with £25 million in additional investment, creating places for more than 200 extra graduates and academics within the UK’s most innovative businesses.Applying new thinking and know-howKnowledge Transfer Partnerships offer businesses an opportunity to explore new ideas and approaches by bringing in a graduate.It can help them turn academic insight into viable products and services, leading to growth and further development.Businesses can start a new collaboration with a university, college or research and technology organisation, working with a Knowledge Transfer Adviser to set this up, or build on an existing relationship. Success through partnershipsBusinesses currently engaged in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships include the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which operates retirement communities across the midlands and north of England.Through a partnership with Aston University, the trust has developed a new resilience app for advisors to use with residents. They can monitor progress, identify those at risk of becoming frail and improve wellbeing and independence.ExtraCare also has a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of the West of England. This will explore smart technologies for assisted living, such as how robots and intelligent sensor systems can aid mobility. Read a case study about the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at ExtraCare. Find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and how to apply.
Ismael Bennacer made just one senior appearance during his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)According to RMC, Guardiola has already spoken to the 22-year-old and outlined his vision for the player, who could team up with his compatriot Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad Stadium.Despite failing to make an impact at Arsenal, Bennacer harbours no ill feeling towards his former club and earlier this week credited the likes of Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla with having a major impact on his career.‘I arrived in England in July 2015, then stayed in a hotel for the first two months because I didn’t want to live with a family I didn’t know,’ he told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sportweek.‘I was 17 years old and couldn’t live on my own, so my sister came to live with me, then the girl I’d been dating since school who in England would go on to become my wife.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Finally, in September, I got some time on the pitch, but I was thrown on after two other injuries against Sheffield, played wide left in a trident attack, which I had never done before. I felt incredible pressure and wasn’t sure what was going on.‘I never played again after that, but I have no regrets, as I still got to train with important players like Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla. I had four years left on the Arsenal contract, but I had to be at a club where they really wanted me.‘I didn’t know Empoli, but I accepted a move down from the Premier League to Serie B because they were the club who wanted me the most. I did the same when deciding on Milan – I chose them for their history too, but also because it was the best project for me.’MORE: Chelsea’s chances of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal rated by Craig BurleyMORE: Ian Wright was late for training ‘every single day’ at Arsenal, claims Tony AdamsAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pep Guardiola contacts former Arsenal flop as Man City prepare €50m bid Advertisement Man City boss Pep Guardiola is already making plans ahead of this summer’s transfer window (Picture: Getty)Pep Guardiola has contacted Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer with Manchester City primed to launch a €50million bid. The Algeria international has resurrected his career in Serie after he failed to make the grade during the course of a two-year spell in north London with Arsenal.Indeed, Bennacer made just a solitary senior appearance during a League Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday before he was loaned out to Tours by Arsene Wenger. The gifted playmaker subsequently moved to and excelled at Empoli last season and earned himself a move to San Siro where he has enjoyed another reputation enhancing campaign, despite Milan’s struggles.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCity are on the brink of surrendering their Premier League title to Liverpool and although their spending power might be limited this summer, Guardiola is already making plans to rebuild a squad capable of challenging Jurgen Klopp’s relentless winning machine. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jun 2020 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisement