What is KEEP+?

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COMING SOON - Due to the result of the EU referendum the timelines for this programme are yet to be confirmed. To register your interest in this programme, email your contact details to our Business Services Team.

From September 2016, KEEP+ will be able to help your business achieve its goals for growth by helping you overcome barriers to innovation.

By partnering with Anglia Ruskin University, KEEP+ will provide your small to medium sized enterprise (SME) with a flexible programme that will help you innovate. KEEP+ is designed to help your company:

  • develop new products or services;
  • increase profitability;
  • reduce costs;
  • provide you with a stepping stone to larger-scale innovation opportunities;
  • access graduate talent

The programme offers four interventions. To find out more about how each intervention can help you, click on the relevant link:

  1. Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEPs) 
  2. Research and Innovation Collaborations (RICs)
  3. Innovation Internships 
  4. Innovation Network Events

How will KEEP+ help my business?

By providing your business with increased and improved access to our University’s research and development capabilities. By taking part in this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to explore new collaborative solutions in conjunction with public sector bodies, larger businesses and other SMEs in your area.

You will also be able to access graduate talent through our Innovation Internships and Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships

Why does this programme exist?

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has funded this programme to support business investment in research and innovation (R&I) and help foster collaboration between businesses and the higher education sector. 

In doing so, KEEP+ will:

  • increase innovation activity in SMEs;
  • strengthen local innovation ‘ecosystem(s)’ and leverage opportunities for social innovation;
  • leverage SME investment in R&I ;
  • engage SMEs in knowledge exchange, collaborative and contract R&I ;
  • enable SMEs to introduce new products and services to the market ;
  • enable SMEs to introduce new products and services into their firms;
  • support the creation of new jobs;
  • support unique enterprises to innovate;

Is my business eligible?

Details about eligibility, terms and conditions can be found on our KEEP+ eligibility page.

Register your interest

To register your interest in KEEP+ and learn more about how the programme can help you, get in touch with our University’s Knowledge Exchange Team:

For information about KEEPs and RICs, contact:

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Simon Daly); +44 (0)1245 683173;

Email: simon.daly@anglia.ac.uk

Business Administration Manager (Tammy Au); +44 (0)1223 695057;

Email: tammy.au@anglia.ac.uk

For information about Innovation Internships, contact:

Business Development Manager (Tom Bates); +44 (0)1223 695878;

Email: tom.bates@anglia.ac.uk

For general business enquiries, please contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0)1223 695878

Email: businessenquiries@anglia.ac.uk