Funding and partnerships

Finance is often a big barrier to business growth, however by working with Herts, you can access funding that significantly reduces the cost of research and development projects that drive your business forwards. You’ll be supported by our industry-driven researchers, a very talented pool of students and world-class facilities.

Knowledge Exchange, working together to add value to your business

We’re passionate about working with businesses to solve their challenges through our research and expertise. Knowledge Exchange brings this to life by providing your business with a University researcher, who is an expert in your field. Sending our researchers into industry helps businesses, whilst ensuring that our research is always relevant and contributes to training the next generation of talent through up-to-date teaching.

Study proves that wish fulfilment experiences deliver life-enhancing benefits for children with life-limiting conditions

Increased confidence (70%), self-esteem (76%), feeling empowered to achieve life goals (73%) and developing new skills (61%) are the key impacts wish fulfilment experiences can provide to children and young...

New project aims to improve hospital care for people with dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Hertfordshire, Leeds Beckett University and the University of Nottingham have been awarded over £300,000 of funding from the Alzheimer’s Society to co-design...

New University of Hertfordshire partnership to create instant opioid overdose tests

The University of Hertfordshire has joined forces with Animal Free Research UK to develop a new rapid test that will immediately detect whether somebody is experiencing an opioid overdose, allowing...

Innovative collaboration launched to combat crop disease

An ambitious collaboration between the John Innes Centre and the University of Hertfordshire will fast track urgently needed solutions to the growing problem of crop diseases....

University of Hertfordshire’s contribution to local growth and regeneration recognised in Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)

The University of Hertfordshire has been recognised for the diverse contribution it makes to local growth and regeneration, the quality of its research partnerships and its work with the public...

University of Hertfordshire confirms its commitment to supporting the career development of researchers

The University of Hertfordshire has confirmed its commitment, which started in 2010, to the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers published in September 2019. This is an agreement...

Breakthrough in cloud-free surveillance technology set to provide enhanced crop intelligence for UK’s agriculture sector

The University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research has been awarded £200,000 in funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to develop and bring to market its ClearSky technology in partnership with Agrimetrics, who operate a Data Marketplace for...

Pandemic increases dietary health inequalities in the East of England

Initial findings from a new study by a team of researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE), has...

Labelling solutions business drives growth through product testing at the University

Welwyn Garden City based business, Silver Fox, explain how the University and it's engineering department have supported them with successful product testing....

£3.5 million climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector

A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions have come together to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector....

Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership contributes significant research to the life sciences industry

University of Hertfordshire PhD student James Fortune is in his second year of a Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP), contributing significant research to the life sciences industry on behalf of...

A decision-support system for the NHS

As the UK population ages, and demand for health care continues to exceed supply, NHS managers need to be able to make the most out of scarce resources....

RGH Rubber strengthens commercial capacity through Knowledge Transfer Partnership

RGH Rubber, a manufacturer, convertor and distributer of foam and tape technologies, was able to strengthen its commercial capacity and internal processes by engaging in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with...

Novel drug technology developed at the University of Hertfordshire

Fluid Pharma, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and IP Group, are developing a novel controlled-release liquid drug formulation which will transform drug intake methods for the elderly and...

Partnership forging the way in pharmaceutical product design methodologies

We have launched a three year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Consort Medical – Bespak Drug Delivery Devices, a global market leader in the development and manufacturing of drug delivery devices....

Abigail Martin takes her health technology research global

University of Hertfordshire PhD student Abigail Martin has returned from the trip of a lifetime, after exhibiting her cutting-edge health technology research across the world....

Knowledge Transfer Partnership revolutionises debt collection

The University's collaboration with local Hertfordshire business Advanced Collection Systems (ACS) results in the development of a custom built cutting-edge software system to aid debt collection....