Productivity Through Innovation

The University of Derby, The University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University logo

The University of Derby, The University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University

Productivity Through Innovation

Funding towards services, and support activities to help SMEs improve productivity and market competitiveness. Access to salary and on-costs, consumables and equipment and academic expertise through the Knowledge Exchange for Innovation (KEI) programme.

The programme has been developed by The University of Derby, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University with the express purpose of improving the performance of the businesses involved.

Does your business want to:

  • Increase its revenue
  • Reduce costs
  • Introduce new or improved products, services, and processes
  • Acquire new customers
  • Explore new markets

Working together with a university can unlock the true potential of your business!

With support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), eligible businesses who are looking to work with NTU for research and development could benefit from:

  • A grant towards a graduate’s salary
  • Free consultancy from experts in our internationally renowned Nottingham Business School
  • Free technical support and access to our industry-standard facilities
  • Attendance at free workshops and events, providing opportunities for peer support from like-minded businesses

Find out more about Productivity Through Innovation by visiting each of our University partner websites:

The University of Derby

The University of Nottingham

Nottingham Trent University

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