Opportunities for Universities and Research Institutions

Why collaborate with SMEs?

As an academic, getting involved in a KEEP+ supported knowledge exchange activity will unlock a wealth of opportunities to gain vital input to your research and identify new themes, develop meaningful relationships with businesses and open up employment opportunities for your most promising graduates.

SMEs eligible for the KEEP+ programme will post tender details to find academic and graduate expertise to work collaboratively on a specific project. New opportunities are posted regularly on the KEEP+ website and via associated networks, and 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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