Knowledge Exchange Network

Funding has been secured from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and ETP Member Universities to continue the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN). This will catalyse and accelerate KEN activity between academia and SMEs, thereby increasing innovation, advancing the development of the low carbon economy in Scotland and supporting Scotland, UK and the EU to meet ambitious 2020 low carbon targets.

Whether you are already in the low carbon industry, or you would like to be in it, we want to help. The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of 12 Scottish Universities and is one of the largest, most broadly-based power and energy research networks in Europe. With access to 250 academics and 700 researchers, and over £250M of testing facilities, the ETP can provide the spark you need to get your ideas onto the market.

Scottish universities have world-class expertise across the broad spectrum of technologies that make up the low carbon industry. We are here to make it easier for you to access this expertise, and harness it to make your business more competitive.

Whatever your needs, ETP wants to help. We don’t charge you for our time and we can even provide funding for some activities. We can help you find the right testing facility, with the right academic support to get the most out of your time there. The ETP’s support goes further still – we are ideally positioned to help you network with customers, suppliers and collaborators. We can also help you identify sources of grant funding and put together consortia to access those grants.

Who qualifies for this support?

The broadest support is available to Scottish SMEs, and to non-Scottish SMEs who have, or want to establish, a base in Scotland. If you are not an SME, we still want to help you, but may not be able to provide direct, cost-free

A network of business development professionals are in place across ETP’s member universities and ETP’s 9 thematic areas to help support the technology development needs of Scottish businesses.

Business Support Expertise

  • Exploring a market opportunity
  • Joint industry research projects
  • Grant Funding

Contact Us

Core Team
Business Development Managers (BDM)

For more information


Stephen-Mark Williams
Executive Director, ETP
t: +44 (0)141 548 2013
m: +44 7970245708