Innovate UK is to invest up to £1m in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
in the area of user experience (UX). The aim is to encourage new, enhanced forms of interaction between computing systems and the people who use them.
Proposals may address technologies that contribute to these new forms, such as sensing information about the user, or those that improve specific types of experience, such as mobile and wearable devices.
This competition will support up to 10 KTP projects of between six and 36 months, for greater knowledge and skills transfer relating to UX from the cutting edge research base into industry.
It is part of a £1.5m Innovate UK programme to stimulate innovations in user experience. The KTP competition runs in parallel with a competition for feasibility studies.
We fund part of the cost of running the KTP project, with the level of grant depending on the size of the company. Project costs vary, with the average being around £60k a year, of which an SME might contribute about one third, but this depends on the individual project.
This competition opens on 7 November 2014 and is open for applications until noon on 15 April 2015. A briefing day for potential applicants will be held in London on 14 November 2014.