Collaborative programmes and industry-led research

Business and academia prosperity partnerships

Prosperity partnerships fund strategic research-based partnerships between businesses and academia.

They support business-led fundamental research, arising from an industrial need, and co-delivered by the business and academic partners.

Find out more from the last funding rounds of:

Knowledge transfer partnerships

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) allow business to access academic expertise to solve a problem they are facing.

Knowledge transfer partnerships are grants that bring together a business with an appropriate research organisation partner and a research associate to work on a specific innovation project.

Find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and how to apply or visit the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships website.

STFC Cross-cluster proof of concept funding

Up to £40,000 grant funding is available to support collaborative projects between businesses, organisations or universities where one partner is part of an STFC cluster.

The funding enables innovators to:

  • investigate the application of technology from another industry through cross-cluster engagement
  • access networks and STFC’s large-scale science facilities to develop and validate new ideas
  • de-risk exploratory projects

Contact the STFC clusters team to find out more about the scheme and future funding opportunities.


Last updated: 30 June 2023

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