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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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We are delighted to announce the launch of the live version of konfer.

The online tool has been designed to: 

  • help businesses find opportunities for collaboration including research, researchers, facilities, equipment, funding and support
  • establish opportunities for universities to find potential research partners.

The konfer tool has been created by The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) in partnership with HEFCE and Research Councils UK (RCUK). 

We would like to thank the universities and businesses who helped NCUB to develop the online tool into the version you can access today.

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Page last updated 14 November 2017