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KEF could offer ‘better method’ for carving up £250m in funding

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But changes to Higher Education Innovation Funding are not expected before 2023-24, says Research England

The Knowledge Exchange Framework could offer a “better method” for distributing Higher Education Innovation Funding cash to universities, according to a Research England official, but a system overhaul is unlikely before 2023.

Hamish McAlpine, head of KE data and evidence at Research England, told delegates at a Westminster Forum conference on 7 September that work to link the KEF to funding for knowledge exchange activities in universities would not be “a very quick endeavour”, but he stressed that it could “form a better method of distribution” for the cash.

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