konfer is innovation brokerage at your fingertips. It opens up research, researchers and services in UK universities and research institutions, and for academics, it is a way to find impact partners.

A single point of access for businesses to UK academic research that is free to use

Search for what you want – an expert, a research paper, a piece of equipment, funding or business-university collaboration opportunities. konfer captures and categorises these and more, providing a unique means to search for and discover innovation opportunities across the UK:

  • Find experts and explore research
  • Access grant funding opportunities
  • Use university equipment and facilities
  • Use university equipment and facilities
  • Connect to universities and experts with a single click
  • Publish collaborative opportunities – communicated directly to over 150 universities and research institutions.

Knonfer is developed,operated and managed by the National Centre of Universities and businesses (NCUB) in partnership with UK research and Innovation (UKRI) and is free to use.

Getting started

Konfer is a free resource open to all UK businesses, charities, research and technology organisations, universities, academics and individuals.

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  • Support Type Finance (any) and Business Expertise and Advice

  • Support Categories Grow and Sustain, Developing new products or services, and Research and Development

  • Number of EmployeesUnder 10, Up to 249, Between 250 and 500, Between 501 and 1000, and Over 1000

  • Regions:East Riding, Hull