The Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEP+) is a business support programme, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, which enables SMEs to access knowledge and expertise through collaboration with the university sector.
KEEP+ provides your business with flexible opportunities for innovation, with a focus on developing new products or services, increasing profitability, reducing costs and providing opportunities to collaborate.
A three-way collaboration between a business, a University and a graduate employee who will work with the business to achieve agreed goals. Limited capital funding may also be available to support the approved collaborative activity.
A collaborative research and development activity for projects requiring more feasibility work and greater levels of research support than a KEEP. Limited capital funding may also be available to support the approved collaborative activity.
Expertise to assist your business on its innovation journey, this includes 50% funding towards the cost of fast track assistance to help develop your project. This grant is capped at £12,499 with a total spend not exceeding £24,999 excluding VAT.
50% funding towards the cost of equipment purchases vital to the development of your new product or service. This grant is capped at £12,499 with a total spend not exceeding £24,999 excluding VAT.