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Enterprise: For businesses

We can support your business through access to expertise, innovation and funding.

Partnering for innovation

We can work in partnership with you for the innovative growth of your business.

There are several ways that you can partner with the University of Bath, including contract and collaborative research, as well as KTPs and Consultancy. Contact us to find out more. You can also search our research portal to find a researcher.

Consultancy Services

The University of Bath can provide specialist advice and innovative solutions. We have an extensive talent pool of expert researchers and scientists who can provide consultancy work to your organisation.

Consultancy Services
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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) is a UK wide programme which enables companies to access knowledge, skills and technology from UK Universities. Transform your business with an Innovate UK funded KTP, linking forward thinking businesses with the UK's world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by inspired graduates.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
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University of Bath Innovation Centre

Offering work space, business acceleration, enterprise activities, and network access for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them.

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Our Innovation Centre supports entrepreneurs leading knowledge-based innovative or disruptive technology ventures with high commercial growth potential.

SETsquared Hydrogen and Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator

The Hydrogen Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator is based at the IAAPS facility at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, aiming to foster and accelerate the growth of the hydrogen economy cluster in the West of England. It offers a new package of innovation, investment, and growth support for start-ups and SMEs in the sector, including access to our online community via the Innovation Platform, networking opportunities, one-to-one clinics with advisors and academics in the field, and access to collaborative R&D.

Hydrogen and Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator
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Start and scale your own tech company.

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START is a new free initiative to take you from idea to starting and scaling your own tech company. A West of England Combined Authority funded programme, led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), with the University of Bristol, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and techSPARK, the team is searching for budding entrepreneurs to elevate their idea to the next level. The programme provides a package of support for 150 pre-start and early formation tech/digital businesses in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset.

FWD Project

Moving skills, talent and business forward.

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FWD is a next-generation skills, training, research and innovation programme helping businesses, employees and learners to be future-ready. A disruptive collaboration between B&NES Council, Bath College, Bath Spa University and the University of Bath fusing science, arts, creativity, and technology. Accelerating learning and development, with business leaders co-designing the syllabus, FWD will improve problem-solving, systems thinking and workplace understanding. FWD will provide a talent pipeline of enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and work-ready people for businesses in the region.


The Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway (IKEEP) is a free programme, connecting your business with a team of three university students to complete a short project of your choice.

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Technologies for licensing

Our technologies are available for licensing.

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Our Intellectual Property, including new technologies and innovation, is available for commercialising to take to the marketplace and wider society.

Leadership development for SMEs

Help to grow: leadership development for SMEs is a 12-week programme to managers and decision-makers in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, Help to Grow helps you develop vital business skills. You'll learn about financial management, innovation, digital transformation and other key areas. The course combines online sessions with face-to-face learning, alongside peer support and mentoring. By the end you'll develop a tailored business growth plan to lead your business to its full potential.

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Contact us

Contact us with your enterprise enquiries.