konfer has been developed to faciliate easier access to the university sector for the business community, by collating a large amount of information all on one platform. UK universities are bursting with innovation and world-class academics who are keen to collaborate with industry, charities and the public sector.
konfer was created by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) to make this astonishing wealth of expertise and resources more accessible. Working in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Research Councils UK (RCUK), konfer brings knowledge and growth to businesses, valuable exposure for university talent, and future prosperity for the UK.
When a business owner spots an opportunity, konfer supports the journey from finding a research partner and funding to planning and co-creation. It does this by giving direct access to:
- 8000 academics
- 11,000 facility and equipment listings
- 800,000 web pages from university sites and social media
- 22,000 YouTube videos from university channels
- 10,000 news, funding and events articles from curated feeds
- 50,000 publicly funded research projects
konfer brings knowledge and growth to businesses, valuable exposure for university talent, and future strength for the UK economy.
NCUB want konfer to be as useful as possible, so access to the Alpha version of the site is available. No need for passwords or user names – just dive straight in. https://konfer.online
This means things may be a little rough around the edges and there may be some bugs to be squished ! But, hope by sharing the site early, hope to consider suggestions fro improvements. Planned live date is erly in the New Year. Feedback can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information on this platform and NCUB in general contact Jayne Codling within RKEO.