Knowledge Exchange Network Phase III

Funding has been secured from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), to continue the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) from 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2022. This Phase 3 of the KEN Partnership catalyses and accelerates KE activity between academia and industry, 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.

The KEN III comprises 7 posts providing the necessary continuity, critical mass and breadth of technology focus that will result in a step change in energy related KE activity, across all of ETP’s Thematic Areas.

The Network includes a team of Business Development Managers who work with companies and relevant business intermediaries to proactively explore opportunities for new collaborative links with ETP and where appropriate identify and source funding.

ETP Enterprise Consultancy


Our team of Business Development Managers from each of the energy industry areas can provide wide-ranging general business consultancy to Scottish SMEs. They will work with industry to help identify any area that could benefit from strategic support with multiple interventions and collaborations involving ETP partner universities.

Our consultancy service is provided at no cost to the company, and can provide access to state of the art knowledge and expertise as well as access to testing facilities at the Scottish Energy Laboratory. In addition, our business development manager will provide a summary of the supporting funding available and guidance on the best approach for a successful application.  If you would like to find out more about our Enterprise Consultancy please contact the Business Development Manager for your energy industry sector listed below.

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Solar Energy Bio-Energy Carbon Capture & Storage

Energy Conversion & Storage Energy Utilisation in Buildings Oil & Gas

Heat Energy  Energy Environment