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Funding your business


There are many sources of funding available to businesses to work with universities. Our Business Support team can assist you to identify the funding schemes that are accessible to your organisation.


Knowledge exchange


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are government funded programmes designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can receive funding to cover up to 67% of the project costs, and larger partners can receive up to 50% of costs to work on a project with academic expertise from DMU.

A business partner for a KTP must:


  • Be a UK registered business, of any size, or a not-for-profit organisation
  • Have more than two employees
  • Demonstrate its ability to financially support its contribution to the project – most commonly through providing the last three years’ financial accounts
  • Provide supervisory support for and host the associate


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Collaborative research opportunities


Government grants for research and development are for individuals and SMEs to develop new products and processes. There are several grants on offer targeting different projects, with grants of up to £500,000 available.

We are a driver of economic growth and have strong collaborative links with industry partners, the public sector and other academic institutions.

We can support business funding activities in many ways -please call us to discuss your requirements.

Funding streams available include:




For further information on funding opportunities, please contact us:

T: +44 (0)116 207 8455