New funding opportunities worth up to £40k are now open.
The schemes aim to support projects that are being led by academics in collaboration with external organisations. The opportunities fall under two schemes:
Successful projects under both schemes must be delivered either before 31 July 2019 or before 31 July 2020.
Previous successful applicants include Dr Rasool Erfani, who used the Innovation and Industrial Engagement Fund to develop a prototype for a device that can allow patients with tracheostomies to talk earlier during their treatment.
Marloes Peeters used the Business Engagement Fund to make a recent UK patent filing. She used the funding to purchase nanoparticles needed for her research, cover travel expenses and pay for some student time to support the project development.
The Business Engagement Schemes are funded by the Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate to stimulate academic engagement with business and external partners resulting in opportunities for impact and high quality applied research activity.
Martha Sama, Head of Business Engagement at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “These new funding opportunities are a great way to encourage further collaboration with businesses. The opportunities are suitable for a range of commercial opportunities both large and small.”
She added: “Our research expertise at Manchester Metropolitan University is closely aligned with the strengths of the regional economy as well as the areas of growth identified by our local industrial strategy. These funding schemes are an excellent way of helping businesses to innovate and grow, positively impacting the local economy. I look forward to seeing applications for novel and exciting projects.”
To develop your funding application, please talk to your faculty business development team (see below) or contact a member of the RKE team on 0161 247 2186 RKEemail@example.com
Art and Humanities
Rebecca Batten and Caroline White
Business and Law
Please contact the RKE Team, RKEfirstname.lastname@example.org
Health, Psychology and Social Care
Claire O’Neil and David Tyson
Science and Engineering
Michelle Lockwood and Rachel Tomlins