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The Knowledge Exchange

#BuildBackBetter with UK Universities

For many SMEs and Third Sector organisations, COVID is a major threat. You need to innovate - perhaps to survive - but might lack time or in-house expertise. The UK’s Universities want to, and can, help. Smarter is a new, online platform to connect you.


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Request academic research or contacts.
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Offer help in response to people's requests.
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Message existing contacts and make new ones.
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Browse the database of people, teams and requests.

about us

We are a new social enterprise launching this Summer. We believe in the brilliance of the academic researchers who work in this country and that Universities, SMEs and Third Sector organisations can all thrive, even in these unprecedented times, through greater sharing of ideas and expertise. But we know time and resources are short. So the Smarter platform uses familiar 'matchmaking’ technology to provide fast and tailored introductions to the country’s brightest talents.

stay in touch

If you would like to take advantage of the free pilot starting this Summer, or just hear more, please let us know your contact details below. You can also follow us on Twitter @SmarterKE.