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Ideas Hub

The Ideas Hub is a one stop shop for practical support around knowledge exchange, in particular business engagement. Whether it is finding a partner, sharing an idea, accessing best practice, resources and toolkits. It also supports early identification and development of research ideas with commercial potential. Visit the Ideas Hub

Translational Funding

The University of Exeter Translational Funding portfolio has funding to support to accelerate and scale the non-academic impact of the university’s research through collaborations. Visit the Translational Funding pages

Knowledge Exchange Awards

Taking place in October 2024, our Knowledge Exchange Awards will celebrate the best collaborations between University of Exeter researchers and external partners regionally, nationally, and globally. Find out more about the Knowledge Exchange Awards

Entrepreneurial Researcher Programme

Delivered online over eight weeks the Entrepreneurial Researcher Programme (ERP) supports researchers to undertake customer discovery research and explore pathways for delivering new products or services to generate more impact from their research. Find out more


Aspect aims to develop ideas from SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, for People and the Economy) research, through a series of events and meetings that exchange good practice, funding opportunities that test ideas and pilot new approaches, and the development of toolkits (including case studies and resources) that share insights and learnings with the broader community. Email to find out more


The SHAPE Catalyst is the first dedicated programme for helping Humanities, Arts and Social Science academics in discovering how to turn their research into impact at scale. The ARC Pathway is designed to guide researchers from the social sciences, arts and humanities on their commercialisation journey. The four stages build on each other, so we highly recommend that interested researchers start their journey with ARC Discover and move along the ARC Pathway to be best placed to apply to the next stages. More about ARC

The Founders and Entrepreneurs Network

This Network brings together founders and entrepreneurs to foster innovation and collaboration. By sharing insights and working together to tackle challenges, we’re paving the way for entrepreneurial success. Learn more about the Network