Supporting Businesses During Covid-19 Pandemic

As Covid-19 has spread around the world, Universities have been stepping up to provide support. The University of Kent is no different, with academic and professional services staff from across the institution working on projects to help stop the spread of this disease. The business and innovation gateway is here to support you during these strange times with advice, guidance and support. Helping you build connections with academic expertise, and other businesses.

During the Covid pandemic, we have been collaborating with universities, businesses, the NHS, hospices and charities to support the local community. Our main project has been producing 3D PPE printed shields. You can read about this story on the enterprise/covid19 website page. Across the University, staff have been working to help produce a vaccine, donating equipment, creating online educational materials, supporting mental health and much more.

How we support businesses.

The gateway team can help you make informed decisions about which direction to grow and develop your business in the new climate. Our subject experts are leaders in their field with real-world experience of delivering innovative solutions helping you achieve a range of business objectives including increased productivity, a growth in sales, reducing business costs and help you to develop new products and services.

We can aid you with collaborative funding to support your engagement with the University. Our dedicated Knowledge Transfer Partnership team, can work with you to improve your competitiveness by bringing new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific strategic project.

We are here to support your business during and after this lockdown and trying times, by giving you access to our talented students, our academic research, new technologies, and world-leading facilities. We also offer bespoke training opportunities for your staff with our leading academic staff.

Get in touch with our business innovation gateway team now to find out how Kent might be able to support you and your business.

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