Knowledge transfer, Research and development... we mean business!
As well as the pure academic research that goes on throughout the university, the University is committed to applied research and knowledge transfer that contributes to the economic vitality and regeneration of the region and is developing a reputation for working collaboratively with business, industry, government and other partners.
With assistance and support from the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services team, we can identify an academic, researcher or graduate partner who has the right expertise for your business. Together with your partner, you will define and agree a project that will enable you to draw on their expertise and apply it to your business, whilst project outcomes can be used to enhance further research and teaching.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.
Innovate UK currently manages a range of programmes and delivery mechanisms to drive innovation. There are a number of current and forthcoming research and development competitions covering a range of technology and application areas.
Rolling Call for applications
SMARTExpertise offers financial support to innovative collaboration projects that require a range of expertise to solve industry problems.
The aim of the call is to support collaborative projects, between industry and Welsh research organisations, which address strategic industrial technical challenge/s with a clear focus on commercialisation and exploitation of new products, processes or services and growth in capacity and capability in key areas of Smart Specialisation.