New Call: Staff Invited to Apply for University Enterprise Investment Fund
Posted on: 9 November 2018 by Nick Jones in 2018 Posts
Staff are invited to apply now for the next round of the University Enterprise Investment Fund. Awards of up to £100,000 are available to de-risk technologies or explore commercial opportunities developed at the University for commercialisation projects which typically lead to a licence deal or spin-out. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27 November.
The Enterprise Investment Fund has a total budget of £500,000 to award to University commercialisation projects for 2018/19. The fund supports activities after completion of the research stage and when the University believes that the project is ready for the commercialisation phase.
The funds will support projects at any stage of development and with any planned route to market, typically:
- licensing intellectual property to existing companies
- establishing new spin-out companies
- consulting activities with the potential to scale-up collaborative research programmes with industry.
The fund is being administered by the Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialisation Team within Research, Partnerships and Innovation and the team will provide support for anyone wanting to make an application.
Staff should contact their Faculty IP Commercialisation Manager to discuss ideas and gain further support with the application process:
- Faculty of Health & Life Sciences: Shona Jones
- Faculty of Science and Engineering: Ian Proctor
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Laura David
Proposals can be developed and submitted at any time and will be considered by the Enterprise Investment Panel at one of four annual meetings, please contact your IP Commercialisation Manager for further information.