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Are you ready to see what is possible through innovation?
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Unlock Funding Opportunities

From Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Smart Grants to Innovation Vouchers, consultancy and collaborative research, we’re committed to helping your business grow. Let us guide you through funding that's available. Get funding.

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Innovate UK Funding

We have successfully secured more Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding than any other university in the East of England or London (and we're number 1 in the UK). You could access around £150k through this program, or equally partner with us on a Smart grant and secure up to £3m to work with a consortia on your project. We'll lead the entire process and have a sector-leading track record of winning this funding. All projects are commercially driven and underpinned by world-class research from Essex. Discover more.


Collaborative and Commissioned research

Our team of researchers are ready to partner with you and tackle your business challenges. Bring us the issues you're facing and we'll help to define a proposition that meets your needs. You can gain access to specialist experts to engage on specific projects, whether it's a short-term consultancy agreement or an ongoing partnership, we have the research expertise to meet your requirements. Find out more.

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Meet our industry partners

We help businesses to innovate across a wide range of industry sectors including; health, logistics, finance, defence, agriculture, manufacturing and many more. Our current portfolio focuses on research strengths such as data science, computer vision, virtual reality, embedded systems, internet of things, artificial intelligence, plant science, behavioural psychology, big data and robotics. Read our case studies.

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Contact us today

Like any piece of art, a business is never really finished. It can always be better. Smarter. Faster. Our team of researchers are ready to partner with you. Show you the way. And bring innovation into the light. Tell us the biggest challenge your business is facing, and we’ll help you find the right solution, cost the project and apply for funding. Get in touch.