Business collaboration opportunities

We fund a wide range of different projects – from small, short-term projects to solve a particular problem to multi-million pound research programmes. Over 2,000 organisations are partners on our research and training grants, including large companies, SMEs and charities and the public sector.

We only fund research and training in universities, but encourage academic researchers to collaborate with partners in developing their ideas where this can deliver high-quality academic research.

These are our main routes for funding collaborative research and training projects. If you would like to talk through options for a project you have in mind, please get in touch with one of our portfolio managers whose area of interest is closest to yours.

The academic partner in a proposed project will need to apply to us for funding. If you would like help with finding a partner to collaborate with on a research project, please get in touch with one of our portfolio managers.