Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN)


Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a business improvement programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is designed to help eligible SMEs increase their profitability and achieve sustainable growth through working with Aston University or other partners

KEEN unites businesses, graduates and academics to work on an exciting business improvement projects. It’s a three-way relationship between a company, a graduate and a university, which supports business growth, engages academics to apply research and enables graduates to gain excellent commercial experience.

As a consequence of participating in KEEN your business will gain;

  • . a skilled graduate to spearhead the growth project
  • . ongoing mentoring and support for the graduate from university experts
  • . continuing support from a university liaison officer
  • . access to an equipment and travel budget
  • . substantial funding to support project

If you wish to learn more contact [email protected]