Impact case studies

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It first took place in 2014. The last exercise was conducted in 2021.

Impact on business and SMEs

Our business support team will broker and facilitate links to the expertise and facilities at Keele University for companies who are developing novel products and services for healthcare markets. Our academics and clinicians can help your business to gain a competitive advantage through:

  • technical, scientific and clinical advice
  • collaborative working on R&D projects
  • design, testing and evaluation of products.