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Open Innovation Platform. HEIF 5 funded 4 year programme to support the development of collaborative relationships with business and commercial partners leading to a long term, sustainable growth in research income from these sources

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Open innovation platform

Open Innovation Platform

  • HEIF 5 funded 4 year programme to support the development of collaborative relationships with business and commercial partners leading to a long term, sustainable growth in research income from these sources

  • A total of £675,000 is available each academic year up to 31st July 2015

  • The platform opened to applications by research staff on the 1st of October 2011

www.exeter.ac.uk/research/rkt/openinnovation/


Open innovation platform

Open Innovation Platform

  • 4 different schemes

  • Link fund

    • Up to £1,000 available to support the development of new links and projects with industrial partners

  • Business Partnership Fund

    • Up to £10,000 per annum, available to support feasibility studies, co-funding studentships, and similar joint undertakings with industry

  • Proof of Concept Fund

    • Up to £15,000 available to advance commercialisation of new or existing intellectual property

  • Strategic Fund

    • Up to £100,000, available to support the development of strategic partnerships


Open innovation platform

  • Assessment Criteria

    • Named commercial partner (not mandatory for Proof of Concept)

    • Level of match funding

    • Potential for follow on commercial research funding

    • Sustainability of relationship with partner

    • Breath of relationship (potential for wider College/University engagement)

    • Earned income potential

    • Appeal to wider market

  • Submission dates

    • No submission dates for Link fund – decision within 1 week

    • 2011/12 submission dates for the other funds

      • 30th Nov, 31st Jan, 29th Feb, 31st March

www.exeter.ac.uk/research/rkt/openinnovation/


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