Research Innovation Enterprise

Launch of new pilot scheme, AKT2I – Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate

The first round of Innovate UK’s Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) pilot scheme will open on Monday 5 September 2022, with an anticipated close on Friday the 23 September 2022.

This scheme is being jointly delivered by Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN

A total of £3m is available to support this pilot and whilst they anticipate running subsequent rounds in October and potentially November, these will be dependent on funding being available from this overall budget.

Join online briefing session, 1 September

To learn more about this new pilot, join an online webinar on 1 September, between 10am-11:30am. In this webinar briefing event, you can learn more about the application process, ask any questions you may have, and learn more about the eligibility criteria for AKT2I.

Webinar format

  • Welcome & Chair: Joel Ferguson, Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Innovate UK KTN
  • Introduction: Richard Lamb, KTP Programme Manager, Innovate UK
  • About the AKT to Innovate UK Pilot: Trevor Gregory, Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Innovate UK KTN
  • Q&A

Register for webinar here >

If you have questions in the meantime, please send these to They will compile a list of FAQs and share these and their responses at the briefing.