Our knowledge and innovation team will meet with you to assess your innovation / research and development needs and to determine the best routes in terms of accessing expert support and funding to help develop your product, technology, process or service.
Access expertise to develop your innovation
We can link you to the specialist expertise you need to take forward your innovation or R&D project.
We connect businesses with university experts from varied disciplines such as engineering, environmental and life sciences, ICT, business, arts, architecture etc.
Funding for R&D / innovation / knowledge projects
We offer advice and support to find suitable funding streams for your innovation / R&D project needs, such as:
- Green Growth Platform Innovation Vouchers – for small R&D projects, 40% grant funding for projects up to £5K
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – for 1-3 year strategic projects involving a recent graduate working on the project in your business over this period. Up to 67% government funded
- Help to identify other relevant funding competitions such as via Innovate UK, Horizon 2020 and Local Economic Partnerships
Talk to us to find out more about the different funding schemes and which might be right for your business.