Developed, operated and managed by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) in partnership with Research England and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) konfer is free to use for all UK businesses, charities, research and technology organisations, universities, academics and individuals.

Konfer supports the journey from finding a research partner to planning and co-creation. It offers the most efficient way to navigate around resources, technology and innovation capabilities that exist in the UK innovation eco-system. Through konfer you can discover and engage with experts beyond your typical reach and discuss new ideas and opportunities for projects.

Register and create an account to access konfer’s advanced capabilities and to connect with academics and businesses, including:


Universities and institutions connected to our platform


Academics are part of Konfer


Research publications and projects


Facility and equipment listings available



Who can Konfer help?

Konfer for universities

Konfer for business

Konfer for Research and Technology Organisations