Research, Development & Innovation projects

Opportunities for three-month projects

SEND graphic 1 Sustainability, low carbon, energy-efficient, smart energy… if your business wants to become greener in what it makes, how it runs or the technology it uses, Keele University can help.

Through the ground-breaking Smart Energy Network Demonstrator, Keele can offer you three months’ access to a specialist researcher, together with the skills and expertise of our academic experts, to look at ways you can achieve your aims.

It’s fully-funded so the only cost if your participation time, and it’s easy to apply. To find out more, please complete the short enquiry form at the bottom of this page.


SEND graphic 2 Looking for green growth?

Our three-month projects could transform your business sustainability. 

If you have a product or service that you’d like to make greener, we’d love to hear from you. 

We’ve already supported a range of local organisations to reach their green goals, ranging from manufacturers to construction companies and engineering specialists.  So, whether you know the exact input needed from our expert team, or don’t know where to start, we can get your moving towards a more sustainable future.

Be part of the UK's Green Industrial Revolution

We are looking for local companies who want to make a difference.

If you’re an SME based in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire and want to accelerate your environmental thinking, complete the enquiry form below and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the opportunities available.

SEND graphic 3 What are the benefits?

  • Our three-month projects are fully-funded, meaning the only cost is your time
  • A talented researcher working specifically on your sustainability project, backed up by a team of knowledgeable and experienced experts
  • Support from project to completion
  • Be part of Smart Energy Network Demonstrator programme – a European first that is developing the future of energy generation, management and usage.

Take the first step

Please fill in this quick form and one of our team will be in touch.

The SEND project (ref. 32R16P00706) is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme, and is available to ERDF eligible companies. The project is also receiving funds from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).