Innovation & Enterprise


Knowledge exchange funding opportunities for UCL staff

UCL Innovation & Enterprise work with all academic disciplines to promote knowledge exchange and help engagement with the wider world. Find out what funding is available.

What is knowledge exchange?

Knowledge exchange (KE) is the exchange of ideas, evidence and expertise between UCL and users and/or communities beyond academia. It helps apply university knowledge for societal and economic benefit. The emphasis is on dialogue and two-way interaction.

Some examples of KE activities include:

  • Commercialising research, including through social enterprises
  • Collaborating and developing partnerships with non-academic research users, e.g. industry
  • Consultancy and providing expert advice
  • Secondments, people exchange
  • Networking and engagement events  
  • Workshops and seminars with a KE focus
  • Developing publications aimed at non-academic research users
  • Academic-policy engagement

Note: Research and public engagement activities which don’t involve a two-way exchange of knowledge aren't classed as knowledge exchange.

Available funding for knowledge exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise can provide funding for projects in the following areas:

Our funding sources

Our funding sources are the:

We welcome applications from all UCL departments, from the life sciences to the social sciences, from engineering and nanotechnology to humanities and the arts. Professional services staff are also welcome to participate. We're always looking to expand the range of activities to benefit from this funding.

You're encouraged to discuss your proposals with our team prior to submission. Please contact us at knowledge.exchange@ucl.ac.uk

Other funding sources

Funding is also available from sources including the:

Find out more about these other funding sources.

Contact us

Email knowledge.exchange@ucl.ac.uk for more information on funding.