Collaborative funding

Collaborative funding

Explore the range of finance options available to help you work with our academics, graduates and facilities.

If you collaborate with us, there are funding opportunities to help support your business, from research and development to recruitment. Talk to our team to explore the options available.

Innovate UK funding

You can access between £25,000 to £10 million in grants to support collaborative research projects.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A three-way collaboration between a business, an academic and a suitably qualified graduate to find innovative ways for businesses to grow.

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Postgraduate Placements

Access up to 200 hours of high-calibre postgraduate students working directly in your business.

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Productivity through innovation

A programme of support for SMEs in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Work with our postgraduate students through placements to identify and deliver productivity improvements in your business.

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Funding for energy projects

If your business is based in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire oe Leicestershire, you can access funding for energy projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Driving research and innovation

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire SMEs can access support for innovation projects accessing our engineering, manufacturing, chemistry and food science capabilities.

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Aerospace Unlocking Potential

Business support to SMEs in the aerospace supply chain throughout the Midlands. Access grants of up to £100,000 for innovation projects.

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Immersive technologies for SMEs

A wide-ranging programme of business support to introduce you to key concepts, technologies and case studies around immersive technologies.

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