Specialist business support

Innovation and diversification

Keele University 

Knowledge transfer partnerships provide access to university skills and expertise to help companies develop. 

The Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP) brings academics, professionals and students from Keele University together with local businesses to develop new products, services and processes. The Programme offers free, short, sharp high-impact interventions  to local small businesses, giving access to the cutting edge research, knowledge, techniques or technology that can help to drive your business forward. Keele's experienced, specialist team ensures projects are individually tailored to fit the needs of your business.

Staffordshire University  

A range of support is available from the Innovation Enterprise Zone (IEZ) – Staffordshire University’s response to employers’ and regional socio-economic needs. In recent years, the university has made significant investments to provide access to leading-edge facilities, expertise, and the adoption of higher skills for businesses that are making a difference by growing through innovation.