Around 90 organisations have Collaborative training accounts, which will run until the end of September 2009. Their successors, funded through a call in 2008, are Knowledge transfer accounts (KTA).
User-oriented Centres provide the same training environment and features as Centres for Doctoral Training whilst also incorporating a strong industrial focus.
To date, the main vehicle for funding collaborative postgraduate training in higher education institutions has been through collaborative training accounts.
Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice.
Introduction to industrial CASE, Industrial CASE frequently asked questions
Work-based alternative to traditional PhD. Students spend around 75 percent of their time working with a collaborating company.