Knowledge Exchange Associate (KEA) is a 3 to 9 month appointment to deliver a knowledge-transfer collaboration between a small or medium-sized enterprise and UCL.
UCL PhD students near completion or recently graduated PhD students can apply to become a KEA and apply, test or validate the research generated within their PhD alongside a host company who will really benefit from exposure to their specialist knowledge.
Although an employee of UCL, the KEA’s place of work will be within the company for much of the time. The KEA acts as their own Project Manager for their collaboration. The project will be challenging and central to the needs of the company and its development
Funding for KEAs is administered by UCL on behalf of EPSRC and for SMEs there is no charge.