Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network


KEEN for business

The Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN), is a business improvement programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

KEEN is designed to help eligible SMEs increase their profitability and achieve sustainable growth through working with a participating university.

It’s a three-way relationship between a company, a graduate and a university which can last from 6 to 12 months. 

Do you want to:

  • increase the efficiency of your workforce?
  • achieve sustainable growth?
  • boost your profits?
  • access funding?

You can with KEEN & a participating university!

Your business will gain:

  • a skilled graduate to spearhead the growth project
  • ongoing mentoring and support for the graduate from university experts
  • continuing support from a university liaison officer
  • access to an equipment and travel budget
  • substantial funding throughout project.
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