There are a number of different funding opportunities available for universities and businesses to access when working in partnership.

Please find below some examples of current funding schemes that may be of interest (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Innovate UK 

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.


Innovation Vouchers

An Innovation Voucher provides funding so that your business can work with an external expert for the first time, gaining new knowledge to help your business innovate, develop and grow. 

Visit for more information.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of the UK's leading programmes, helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.


For more information contact the Research Innovation and Enterprise Team on 01792 481199 or email

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships allow employees to complete a relevant part-time degree alongside their work. The cost of training may be met by the Welsh Government or through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Website: Apprenticeship Unit