Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund

Knowledge Transfer

Some farmers in Scotland are already increasing their profits by using tools such as benchmarking or more efficient production methods.  However, many other farmers are missing out. The Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) aims to help them by supporting projects aimed at increasing farmers skills and knowledge.

You can find out about the type of projects the fund supports by viewing the list of approved KTIF projects

Collaborative Innovation

The Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund also supports collaborative agricultural innovation projects. It is aimed at groups of people (one of whom must be a farmer) who want to try out a new idea to improve their productivity/ sustainability or find a new solution to an issue they are facing. 

There are already some great projects underway here in Scotland and in other European Union countries.

KTIF - New Funding Window - February 2023

  • Applicants are welcome to submit a short inception note (one side of A4) to to get informal feedback on the proposal from Friday, 10 February 2023 (midnight).
  • Final applications, costings and communications plans should be submitted no later than Friday, 10 March 2023 (midnight). All of which should be emailed to
  • The Project Assessment Committee (PAC) will meet to consider all final applications, which is provisionally planned, on Wednesday, 29 March 2023.
  • The KTIF secretariat will inform applicants the outcome of the PAC, and next steps, which is provisionally planned, by Friday, 14 April 2023.

Application process

diagram showing application process for KTIF

It is helpful to contact the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Team as early as possible in the application process so they can provide you with additional guidance and information. The team are always happy to answer your questions. 

Go to the Rural Payments and Services website to apply and to view more information about the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.