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, providing opportunities to collaborate and accessing graduate talent.
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 of your project. This grant is capped at £12,499 and excludes VAT.
A 12-week placement within a company enabling graduates to work in a role aligned with their qualification. This gives businesses access to the expertise needed to bring their products or services to market.