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The University works with a range of external funding organisations to secure support for its research, knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities. Some of these funds are available to businesses and organisations who wish to partner with staff at the University, perhaps on a research or commercial project.

If you have identified someone you would like to work with, have a project in mind and would like to find out if we are in a position to help, please contact us, as we may be able to help with funding. 

Some of the successful funding schemes that have supported industry, business, not-for-profit and charity engagements include:

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
  • Knowledge Catalyst
  • Regional schemes
  • Research Councils UK, e.g. AHRC, BBSRC, NERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC

Very few projects receive full funding and most funders will expect organisations to contribute to the cost of a project. Contributions might be a cash contribution to the overall costs of the project or in kind support such as providing staff time or access to facilities.

Current funding opportunities

Start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK can apply for an Innovation Voucher. A grant of up to £5000 is available to businesses to work with a supplier for the first time and is used to pay for knowledge or technology transfer from that supplier.

There is also a scheme with the International Space Innovation Centre there is £450k available for vouchers with a value of £8k for businesses to work with on projects applicable to the Space sector.

For further information please go to innovateuk.