University of York – Services


Research excellence, collaboration and business opportunities

Being based on the University campus, Science Park residents have unparalleled access to the University facilities, research, skills and knowledge base.

Residents can collaborate with the University in a wide variety of ways, including

Research, collaboration and consultancy (

The University of York has a strong tradition of collaborative research and knowledge exchange.

This work is able to take place through commercial partnerships and through a range of funding opportunities available to organisations from funders from local development groups to EU agencies.

They can support organisations in carrying out collaborative research. They can also assist in finding external funding sources for work in partnership with the university.

Employing and working with students (

The University of York is proud of its ability to produce top-level graduates who are well prepared to enter the professional world. A seedbed for regional, national and international employers, the University is committed to supporting its high-calibre students throughout their time here. York has recently been placed in top 25 UK Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers (High-Fliers Report 2015-16).

Professional development and training (

The University of York Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team offer a huge range of training opportunities including;

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a national programme that helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.

KTPs are funded projects, lasting from 12 weeks to 2 years, allowing for company-based research projects. They help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity, performance and profitability by tapping into the knowledge, skills and expertise in UK universities.

Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, a university and a graduate, with grants available to cover investment in innovation.

KTP enables Higher Education Institutions to apply their wealth of knowledge and expertise to important business problems, facilitate collaborations that lead to measurable research impact, and provide an employment opportunity for high-calibre graduates.

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