Funding and partnerships

One of the biggest barriers to growth is finance. By teaming up with the University of Hertfordshire, you'll be supported with access to funding streams giving you great value for money access to a pool of expertise and services. 

Knowledge Exchange is an exchange of learning that benefits all partners. Businesses gain new expertise, be it in technology, design or process. Together with their academic partners, a company creates a new way of working, strengthening their future by bringing this new knowledge in-house and developing the talents of its people.

At the same time, these partnerships drive universities to new, up-to-the-minute research and contribute to teaching excellence.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are an excellent funding mechanism for companies to work with Universities on a project that has competitive, strategic value to the partnering company.

Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership

Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnerships are 4 year partnerships consisting of a 1 year business project and 3 year PhD project. The partnerships is for companies looking to establish new capabilities, proof-of-concept for new products and/or services, or expand your business’ capacity and market.

Knowledge for Business

The University of Hertfordshire’s own knowledge transfer product, Knowledge for Business opens up academic expertise to those that want more flexibility in their project or that don’t meet the KTP criteria.


The KEEP+ programme provides small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with matched funding through a few different routes, allowing them to access academic expertise, supporting the development of new products and services in your business.