A Digital National Centre

A Digital National Centre

NCUB digital platforms

The National Centre for Universities and Business develops national digital platforms for innovation and graduate talent development.


Live platforms


To help business find and connect to research and innovation opportunities in UK universities, the National Centre is developing a brokerage tool, konfer. konfer makes business-university collaborations easier. For businesses, charities and individuals it opens the treasury of research, researchers and services in UK universities and research institutions. For academics, konfer is a way to search for impact and funding partners.



Research shows undergraduates with work experience are more likely to be employed, have increased confidence, attain better classifications of degree, and get a better job faster. To help create a national pool of work experiences, particularly for students from disadvantages backgrounds we have developed a work experience platform launched in October 2017 under the name ‘Placer’.

Read the press release announcing our partners here


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