University of Essex

University of Essex


The University of Essex has been breaking boundaries for fifty years, and now our expertise is driving business forward.

We work with businesses to provide student and graduate talent, training, facilities and world-leading expertise. From start-ups and SMEs to multinationals, we are helping businesses grow and increase their competitiveness. Joining our business community will put you at the centre of business innovation and collaboration.

Get up to £5,000 to boost your business

Innovation vouchers provide funding for SMEs to engage with universities, with the opportunity to foster long-term partnerships. The money will pay for our academic experts to provide you with tailored consultancy. We can help you with:

  • scoping or developing new products
  • solving problems
  • developing your employees
  • carrying out a feasibility study
  • scoping a new business idea
  • improving business efficiency
  • exploring other ways to stimulate your company’s growth

Our £5,000 University of Essex business innovation voucher can be used for projects in any field. Contact us and we’ll guide you through the application process. We’ll discuss your company’s needs so you can complete and submit your application, which will be reviewed by our business panel. If accepted, you can reclaim costs of up to £5,000 on completion of your project.

University of Essex is participating in the Santander Universities Intern Programme, which connects talented graduates with some of the UK’s fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Santander Universities is part-funding 3 month internships for final year students (at certain times of the year) and graduates from the last 2 years. For more information please click on the following link: Santander funding offer to organisations


Web Address:


University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Contact details:

01206 872922

Support Scheme:

  • - Business Workshops
  • - Business workshops and events
  • - Consultancy & Mentoring
  • - Contract & Collaborative Research
  • - CPD
  • - Innovation support
  • - Intellectual property support & transfer
  • - Knowledge transfer & exchange
  • - Training
  • - Training & CPD