Funding Opportunities

There are several funding opportunities from UK government and the European Union to support collaborations between the university sector and business.

We can work together with our University's Business Development unit to identify if there are any suitable funding sources or opportunities available to support collaborations between your organisation and the Tourism and Events Research Hub. The two most common types of collaborations are described below.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

One of the main ways that the University facilitates the transfer of knowledge is through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). These are part of a national flagship government funded initiative designed to help companies with high growth potential to take advantage of university expertise.

KTPs involve three partners: your business, the University and a recently qualified graduate, working together to establish a project that will deliver a tangible organisational benefit.

With government sponsorship of up to 60% for many businesses, you can access highly qualified individuals to take the lead on a new project for less than the cost of a new recruit.

Academic Business Partnerships

The University subsidised ABP Scheme enables your organisation to access the knowledge and expertise of the University. Projects could include (but are not restricted to) finding solutions to a problem, bringing new insights into the organisation, evaluating current services or developing new processes, services or systems. Projects typically involve the employment of a CCCU student, working with one of our experts to deliver the project over a 10 week period with 50% contribution towards the cost of the project through an ABP voucher. This initiative is designed to provide an opportunity for organisations to work with the university with a view to developing mutually beneficial partnerships.

Contact us to find out more about these funding opportunities and to discuss if they could help your organisation access our services. 

Contact us

Dr Karen Thomas
Director, Tourism and Events Research Hub

T: 01227 782691

Hub Administrator



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