Expertise for business

Hot ideas, cool solutions

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Expertise, business support and funding

We're in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. 

From award-winning Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to consultancy and contract research, we're sharing our expertise and innovating business. 

You don't need a detailed brief when you approach us - simply bring us the issues you're facing and we'll pinpoint the expertise you need, cost the project, and help you find the right solution. 

Successful KTPs

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are part-government-funded collaborations between universities and businesses.

Come to us with an issue and we'll identify one of our academic teams to work with you, and put forward a high-calibre graduate who will be based in your company as an associate to manage the project.

KTPs can can last up to three years and 67% of project costs are available for SMEs. We have more KTPs than any other university in the East of England, helping more businesses in the UK gain competitive advantage and ultimately improve their profitability.

Get funding 

We can explain your business innovation funding options. For example, if you're an SME you can get innovation vouchers worth up to £10,000 to start working with us. Innovate UK also offers a range of schemes to support businesses and the UK's Research Councils support collaborative research projects in the UK.

Hot ideas, cool solutions

Find out how our research is boosting business innovation, through knowledge transfer partnerships and executive education modules on our MBA.