Seeking Businesses For Research Collaboration

Collaborative Opportunities

Work with our academics and researchers in supporting your organisation to innovate.

Solve your business problems by working with the brightest academic minds and technical specialists, from consultancy to knowledge transfer programmes to embed new capability into your business.  

A collaborative partnership with the University of Plymouth can help your organsation to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance through better use of knowledge and expertise to stimulate innovation and extend research.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

KTP is a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to the UK’s diverse academic knowledge base. The University of Plymouth has successfully secured KTP funding and delivered more than 200 projects over the past 30 years. KTP brings together a university and businesses to deliver a strategically important project, resulting in an innovative new product or process.

The average KTP costs £75,000 per year, with SMEs generally contributing £25,000 supported by Innovate UK grant funding. This includes paying a KTP Associate, a graduate who works in the business full time to deliver the project. Typically, KTP projects can be from 12 - 36 months with specific focus on developing Emerging / Enabling Technologies, Infrastructure Systems , Manufacturing & Materials and Health & Life Sciences.

For further information visit the dedicated webpage and find out more

Commission Our Research

The University of Plymouth: making a difference and changing lives with research excellence. Our research cuts across the spectrum of health and medicine, business, STEM, arts and social sciences and our Research Institutes exist to support excellence in their research areas and also to act with partners to initiate projects and engage with others in these specialisms.

Find out more about the themes and activities within each institute.

Socio Economic Research Intelligence Observatory (SERIO)

The University of Plymouth also has a dedicated team in SERIO, which provides specialist social, economic and market research regionally and nationally. 

SERIO delivers analysis and intelligence to public, private and third sector organisations and their research helps clients to make informed decisions and develop effective policy and strategy. SERIO collaborates with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight. Visit the SERIO website for more information

If you have any questions about the above or want to enquire about other support from the University, get in touch with Enterprise Solutions at Plymouth University on or call 0800 052 5600.