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Representing the power of partnerships within the UK innovation eco-system

Introducing konfer

Arriving at your next innovation and market opportunity usually requires visibility and accessibility to expert knowledge and capabilities faster than the competition.

Konfer offers the most efficient way to navigate around resources, technology and innovation capabilities that exist in the UK innovation eco-system.

Through konfer you can discover and engage with experts beyond your typical reach and discuss new ideas and opportunities for projects.

Our Focus


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Express your interest and connect to innovation projects and ideas

You can:

  • Search & discover

  • Respond to an opportunity

  • Invite experts to collaborate


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Connecting you with industrial partners and business opportunities

You can:

  • Respond to an opportunity

  • Search & discover

  • Horizon scanning

  • Invite businesses to collaborate


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RTO’s & Innovation 


Enhance your networks and engage businesses and universities on new projects 

You can:

  • Post a collaboration opportunity

  • Search, find a business & invite

What people say

"The biggest problem this platform could solve is the difficulty (or time spent) trying to identify academics researching specific fields, ie carbon capture or countering drones"



Brought to you by


The National Centre for Universities and Business is the collective voice of the UK’s universities and leading businesses, promoting and shaping their collaboration through research, digital insight and advocacy to secure the UK’s prosperity. 

Helping the UK prosper, by working for the UK together.


UK Research and Innovation works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.


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