KEEP+ is a European Regional Development (ERDF) Funded programme, which opened on 1st January 2017, to support Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs) to access knowledge and expertise through collaboration with the University sector.
KEEP+ will provide your business with flexible opportunities for innovation, with a focus on developing new products or services, increasing profitability, reducing costs, providing opportunities to collaborate and accessing graduate talent.
The KEEP+ Programme can offer your company expertise you do not already possess and in the case of KEEPs (see below) that expertise will be embedded into your organisation for future use and benefit.The range of interventions below can cover a wide variety of business needs and scenarios, subject to assistance from the European Regional Development Fund:
Depending on which part of the KEEP+ Programme is best suited to your needs, by accessing the programme your business will benefit from:
The KEEP+ Programme is a match funded activity, with part of the cost of each activity being met by the European Regional Development Fund and part by the beneficiary SME. SME match funding contributions are generally 50% for revenue costs and 70% for capital costs.
To find out more contact:
Carole Randall – KEEP+ Programme Manager
Cheryl Cook – KEEP+ Marketing and Administration Manager
A partnership is a three-way collaboration between:
By participating in a KTP you can:
Written agreements are drawn up between you and us to make sure you own the intellectual property of the project.
Anglia Ruskin University KTP team have created 100 graduate-level jobs since 2007 through our KTPs, and have developed a reputation for delivering strategic business solutions.
We’ve supported the growth of more than 150 companies, delivering on average a return of investment (ROI) of 7:1 for each collaboration. We’ve also worked successfully with both large companies and small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs).
Every project is bespoke: we’ll work with businesses to match up requirements with our experienced academics. Their expertise is wide-ranging and their skills can be applied to many different business situations.
Projects can last between 12 and 36 months. Each project is different. We work with businesses to establish requirements, which will determine the project’s length.
SMEs engaged in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with us can benefit from government funding the covers 67% of the total project costs. The budget for any individual Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and the business contribution to it, depends on the details of the specific partnership. A conservative estimate would be around £25,000 – £30,000. Our team can meet with you and run through what the grant covers, how it’s calculated and what other associated costs there may be.
Learn more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships on our FAQs page.
Simon Daly – Knowledge Exchange Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1245 683 173;
Find out more here
LOCASE will provide a consistent, accessible business support programme across the SELEP area that helps businesses optimise the use of resources and adopt eco‐innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance in terms of resilience, profitability and competitiveness, at the same time contributing to the protection and preservation of the environment.
The LOCASE project can provide match funded grants of up to £10,000 to:
To be eligible for a grant or support, businesses must;
*These points apply to funded grants only (provision of advice and support is free of charge)
Alternatively you can complete an enquiry form: http://locase.co.uk/register-here/