Research, Innovation & Enterprise Offices

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Offices at the SETsquared Partnership Universities can give you access to a wide variety of research, expertise and knowledge transfer activities. These offices act are essentially a gateway to the universities' intellectual property portfolios, academic expertise and entrepreneurship programmes. One of their key aims is to develop strong relationships with industry and commerce through knowledge exchange.

The offices have fostered close working relationships with academics, bridging the gap between complex academic research, its commercial application and business creation. This has resulted in the flotation of six spin-out companies with a combined market capitalisation of over £250m.

For information on each of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise offices please click below:

Bath | Bristol | Exeter | Southampton | Surrey

Business Consultancy

Business consultancy services within SETsquared Partnership universities provide businesses, public organisations and community-based groups with specialised academic expertise. These consultancy services can provide your business with scientific and technical skills you do not have in-house. Each university also offers access to state-of-the art facilities and scientific equipment along with cutting-edge developmental and educational facilities.

This arrangement can reduce recruitment and capital costs for your company as specialist academics and equipment are already in place.

Your businesses can also draw on the expertise and facilities available at any of the SETsquared Partnership universities, irrespective of the university you originally contacted. We are always ready to help connect companies with the resources they need within the Partnership.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are Europe's leading programme to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of the knowledge, technology and skills available within the UK knowledge base.

KTPs are a business support programme funded by the Technology Strategy Board along with 18 other funding organisations. They are open to SMEs and larger companies, and successfully unite university expertise and commercial innovation for the long-term benefit of the participating organisations.

KTPs, which can last between one and three years, utilise a high calibre graduate associate employed by the business to work under the supervision of a university academic on a project identified by the company partner. Graduate associates spend the majority of their time based at the company, but can also provide access to university expertise and facilities.

To view the Knowledge Transfer details for each Partnership university, please follow the links below.

Bath | Bristol | Exeter | Southampton | Surrey