Businesses who meet specified criteria can access a number of funded services for reduced or no cost. Once you have used your free time you will be able to use the services at competitive rates.
When you work with the University you may also be entitled to research and development tax credits.
Projects offering funded services
Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM)
Additive layer manufacturing centre, CALM, can provide subsidised parts manufacture to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the South West (excluding Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly).
The centre has a range of leading-edge fabrication equipment and will work with you to ensure additive layer manufacturing is right for your business.
Centre for ALterantive MAterials and REmanufacturing technologies (CALMARE)
CALMARE is a £1.8million centre set up to support South West businesses involved in composites and plastics.
It provides companies with access to the expertise, advice and technology to help them improve their products and processes.
Centre for Business and Climate Solutions (CBCS)
The CBCS focuses on meeting the challenges climate change presents to business.
Through European Regional Development Agency funding, the centre can provide a Climate Assist package for two days at no cost to businesses in the South West (excluding Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and offers more complex services at competitive rates.
Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI)
The ESI, a £30million centre for research in environmental change, can offer businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a free two day business assist package.
They can also help companies secure funding, develop collaborative projects and can support the creation of new businesses.
The Environmental iNet provides business advice, networking opportunities and help to identify funding opportunities for environmental technology businesses in the South West (excluding Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly).
Any business in the South West environmental sector can engage with the iNet, with more intensive support available for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
The Centre of Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing is a joint-funded research opportunity for businesses to achieve long-term sustainability goals and train future business leaders.
Industry Partners have access to world-renowned academic experts and collaboration with Research Engineers over their 4 year doctorates.
European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH)
The ECEHH provides a number of programs enabling businesses to work with the centre, including the free in residence scheme, enabling up to 12 days access to the ECEHH's researchers.
The centre focuses on the links between human health and the environment and actively engages with the private sector to aid growth and create jobs.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
KTPs provide access to academic expertise with the government covering up to 67 per cent of the cost.
A KTP works by employing a top-class graduate to transfer and implement our expertise into your projects.
Setting up placements to employ our highly skilled and motivated undergraduates is free and can take as little as three weeks from first contact to appointing the successful candidate. However, we do require that our students be paid during their placements.