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Working With Industry: Research Oppotunities
Providing Help for the Entrepreneur
The scheme is open to all staff and students at SGUL including the Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences or download the pdf.
Support for innovative projects is provided through the Business Creation function, which has access to a number of funding opportunities.. Contact The research Office
Good Practices in Knowledge Transfer
Light Reading For the Entrepeneurial Minded
"Universities frequently use 'spinout companies' to develop their intellectual property (IP). 'Spinout companies' help reward those who develop and apply their ideas across a wide range of disciplines. On the 2 December 2004 the Chancellor announced a measure in his pre Budget Report" for press release or see Inland Revinue Draft Clauses and Explanatory Notes
Science, Innovation and Governement
Protecting your Intellectual property
26th April 2007 was World Intellectual Property Day IPO celebrated by releasing some additional information on the theme is "Encouraging Creativity"
Opportunities for Commercial Funding
London Technology Network (LTN)
LTN hosted events coming up will be mirrored here and are available on the LTN EVENTS web site
London Enterprise Europe Network Database (Hosted by LTN)
Enterprise Europe Network is a trans-European network of more than 500 business support centres, spanning 40 countries. LTN is part of two regional hubs providing support to London and South-East based companies, and helps SMEs to identify their technology needs and find a suitable technology partner in Europe.
Other Knoledge Based Networks
South London Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN)
National Health Service
Regional Development & formerly DTI/OST Then BERR (As of June 09 Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and Other Funding Available to Higher Education Institutes in conjunction with industry
The London Development Agency (LDA); aims to address the issues that prevent London’s firms performing as efficiently and effectively as possible and identify areas that justify public sector intervention.
In order to support London’s businesses LDA aim to:
What does the researcher gain from a KTP. A government grant, plus the contribution from the company partner, fully covers a Research Organisation's costs of participating in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership; the grant also includes a significant contribution to overhead costs.
For each graduate (known as a KTP Associate) engaged for two years on a Programme, no matter what the size of the company, the total funding available is around £94,000 in most cases and almost always in excess of £84,000.
It achieves this by:
- facilitating the transfer of technology and the spread of technical and management skills, and encouraging industrial investment in training, research and development
- providing industry-based training, supervised jointly by academic and industrialstaff, for young graduates intending to pursue careers in industry
- enhancing the levels of academic research and training relevant to business by stimulating collaborative research and development projects and forging lasting partnerships between academia and business.
What do NESTA offer? A brilliant idea is a long way from a good business. Our funding is flexible because we recognise that different projects have different needs. For many awardees access to professional support and expertise is as important as funding. Often they find that the business aspects increase in importance as the early technical hurdles are overcome. The guidance offered by our project champions, most of whom have extensive experience of business at very senior levels, together with the support available from the NESTA team, can often make a major difference in turning a great idea into a successful one.
Research Council Funds Available to Demonstrate the Commercial Potential of Ideas
BBSRC have announced a new pathfinder scheme enabling potential follow-on funding applicants to secure small amounts of funding to carry out preliminary commercial activities. Please be aware that the awards have to build on recent or existing BBSRC funding. These activities will help to: Develop a clearer understanding of the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant Assist with the development of a full follow-on funding application This is an open call. For more information visit http://www.enterprise.sgul.ac.uk/internal/opp_industry.htm
BBSRC Industrial CASE studentships are awarded to partnerships between UK-based industrial companies and eligible UK universities or research institutes to support collaborative postgraduate research. The company can define the research project in an area relevant to their operations or to their future skills needs.
Proposals can be submitted by either the company or the academic partner for one or more project based studentships in the scientific areas covered by BBSRC. By creating the option for a supervisor-led proposal, BBSRC is seeking to attract high quality proposals from a wide range of academic staff who wish to be involved in establishing robust collaborative training projects. Awards will be made in the form of flexible 4-year Doctoral Training Grants managed by the academic partner.
HOW TO APPLY
The Royal Society Jan 2009