Opportunities for Universities and Research Institutions

Why collaborate with SMEs?

As an academic, getting involved with the kind of knowledge exchange activities supported by the KEEP+ programme will unlock a number opportunities to gain vital input to your research and the identification of new themes, developing meaningful relationships businesses and opening up employment opportunities for your most promising graduates.

SMEs who are eligible to benefit from the KEEP+ programme will post tender details for academic and graduate expertise to work collaboratively on a specific project. New opportunities are posted regularly on the KEEP+ website and via associated networks, from businesses seeking support from a Knowledge Base. Universities and Research Institutions can find details of current live tenders here:

Latest opportunities


    Calex needed to expand its product range in order to increase its market share. The development of low carbon technologies was a key to its success.

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    Phoenix Product Development Ltd received ERDF funding to help develop and patent an innovative air flush toilet system Propelair®, using less water and energy than an average WC, is cheaper to install and more hygienic.

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