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Kingston offers funding assistance to businesses

Posted Tuesday 31 July 2012

Kingston offers funding assistance to businessesKingston University is home to a wealth of knowledge, expertise and facilities. Your business or organisation could benefit from our enterprise services such as a consultancy, contract research and training for your employees.

There are currently two 'voucher' schemes available to part fund business-university collaboration. These can be redeemed against enterprise services offered here at Kingston.

1. Innovation vouchers – run by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)

For SMEs in the following sectors:

  • cyber security, for those who want to protect their online business;
  • agrifood;
  • built environment;
  • energy, water and waste; and
  • open data innovators and inventors.

A voucher provides a grant of up to £5,000 to help a business pay for external expertise from a university.  

Full information and criteria is available on the TSB website.

2. Enterprise Voucher Scheme – run by Kingston University

This scheme supports smaller project collaborations between small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) and Kingston University.

The vouchers can be used towards the cost of Kingston enterprise services with the aim of fostering longer-term partnerships. Vouchers are available for up to £10,000 (including VAT) not exceeding 40% of the total project value.

Applications are now open on an ongoing basis so that successful projects can start with minimal delay.

Download the guidance notes (PDF) for Kingston University Enterprise Voucher Scheme.

Read some success stories from businesses and organisations that have worked with us.

If you would like to discuss working with Kingston University and to find out more about either voucher scheme, please email or call 020 8417 3045 to be put in touch with a business development manager.