Hertfordshire Science Partnership

The Hertfordshire Science Partnership is an innovative collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership with a focus towards supporting small and medium-sized enterprises' (SMEs). It leverages the state-of-the-art facilities and academic expertise at the University to boost the dynamic agri-technology and life sciences sector in Hertfordshire.

Researchers within agriculture, food science and medicines development are linked with businesses, addressing a key gap in support for business-facing collaborative research that will generate the technologies suitable for later-stage innovation funds. It also fosters partnerships with world-renowned research institutions and is supported by Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and Rothamsted Research.

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A Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) is designed to enable your company to establish new capabilities, proof-of-concept for new products and/or services, or expand your business’ capacity and market....


The Research Hotel and Science Concierge Service provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with access to the University of Hertfordshire’s world-class facilities and expertise....

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The Therapy Accelerator is a competition for academic research centres or new start-ups wishing to undertake collaborative research...

“The Hertfordshire Science Partnership is funded with public monies from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund and the EU European Regional Development Fund.  All projects must therefore be compliant with EU rules in relation to State Aid, pursuant to Articles 107 to 109 of Section 2, Title VII, of the Common Rules on Competition, Taxation and Approximation of Laws – Consolidated Versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.”