About KESS 2 East

KESS 2 East is the sister project of KESS 2, a major pan-Wales operation supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government. KESS 2 links companies and organisations with academic expertise in the Higher Education sector in Wales to undertake collaborative research projects. A range of companies and organisations can participate, including Micro companies, SMEs, Large companies, Third Sector and Social Enterprises. It is expected that you have a base within the East Wales area as eligibility restrictions apply. Please get in touch for further details.

If you are interested in participating with KESS 2 East, please express your interest by getting in touch with:

For EOI’s or further information:
Penny Dowdney
KESS 2 Wales Manager
01248 382266
For eligibility or financial queries:
Brian Murcutt
KESS 2 Project Co-ordinator
01248 382162

Click here to download our KESS 2 East Company Factsheet 

Company Cash Contributions : PhD Scholarships

Company Cash Contributions

All Cash Contributions are subject to VAT (Company Partners should seek advice from their Finance Department)

Company Cash Contributions : Research Masters Scholarships

Company Cash ContributionsAll Cash Contributions are subject to VAT (Company Partners should seek advice from their Finance Department)

Project IPR results and any Intellectual Property arising from a KESS 2 project will be owned by the relevant University. Background Information used in connection with the KESS 2 project will remain the property of the party introducing it and will be subject to confidentiality obligations. The relevant University will grant the company partner the first option for either an exclusive or non-exclusive licence to use the Intellectual Property or other Project IPR Results as negotiated between the parties involved.

Company Partners

company partner mapKESS 2 and KESS 2 East are proud to enable and support excellent standards of R&D for a vast number of businesses across Wales. Want to know how many companies we work with? Have a look at this interactive map of all our company partners, listed A-Z :

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