Research and Innovation invite you to this informal discussion and networking event to allow guests to meet the Project Development Team, responsible for securing approximately £13 million (over three years) European Structural Investment Funds (ESiF) for projects resulting in economic growth and impact.
Although ESiF has not traditionally been applied for by the University, it has in the past funded projects such as the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre and the Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC). Outputs from the new programme include developing collaborations between HE and industry to develop new products and services and to improve research facilities which industry can also access, essentially bridging the gap between industry and academia.
This event brings together Research and Innovation staff with academic colleagues who over the past year have successfully transformed the University’s ability to apply for non-traditional funding. There will be the opportunity to network with a number of those directly involved in applying for and delivering the projects.
Over 2016 the Project Development Team was successful in securing a number of new European Structural and Investment Funds projects which will support the University’s research ambitions as well as growth and jobs across the South West. Over 63 new roles are due to be created at the University in projects such as Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI) and the eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC) project.
Over coffee and pastries a number of speakers will run through examples of the recent projects that have successfully secured funding and the impact these will have on the University in terms of income secured, new positions created and the specific areas which will receive support. In a series of brief talks, speakers will explain how they have been involved over the past year and their experience of working with R&I securing this funding.
To close, Jenny Milligan, Senior Project Development Manager, will provide insight into how the team can support the process of applying for funding, and some of the new funds and opportunities that will be available from 2017 onwards.
The talks will take place in Classroom C1 in the Portland Square Building from 9:45–10:40 after which tea, coffee and pastries will be available in Atrium C. Guests are invited stay to further discuss current projects with the team, the potential for collaborative working, and new bids in the future.
Please note: booking is essential as space is limited and to help with catering requirements.
If you wish to attend please contact Francesca Crickmere, Project Officer, GAIN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01752 584948 to secure your place.