The University has access to a number of funding schemes which allows businesses to collaborate on projects which will help address their challenges, whether they are short or long term. Below are examples of the funding schemes available to support collaboration.
The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships II (KESS II) programme supports Doctoral and Research Masters awards in Welsh Universities, jointly sponsored by external partners based in the Convergence areas of Wales.
For businesses who want to solve a strategic problem, improve a process or develop a new product by embedding new knowledge from the University and train a good graduate to implement the project. Projects lasting between 6 months and 3 years are supported with up to 60% funding available depending on the size of the company.
The UK Government innovation offers funding for businesses to carry out collaborative R&D with the university partners. Innovate UK offers a range of programmes and tools to support businesses on the innovation journey. Funding projects range from small proof -of-concept grants and feasibility studies through to large multi-partner collaborative R&D and demonstration projects.
Our Consultancy and contract research services are another effective way to access the wealth of expertise and facilities on offer at the University. With our dedicated research academics and support staff and excellent research and development facilities, we can provide a range of support and advice.