Secure your FREE ticket to the University of Manchester Health & Life Sciences Industry Brokerage Event
The University of Manchester will be running a free Health & Life Sciences Industry Brokerage Event on 14 February 2017 at Citylabs, Manchester.
The one-day event intends to raise awareness of the upcoming Innovate UK Health & Life Sciences competition and associated Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) call which can attract co-financing from Research Councils such as MRC and BBSRC.
The session will include an overview of the University research and expertise, funding landscape and provide time for networking.
It will showcase a Reactive Industry Fund financed by BBSRC and MRC that will co-finance industry and academic collaborations to undertake small early stage feasibility or experimental developments that have potential to lead onto a KTP application.
Innovate UK’s Health & Life Sciences sector group priorities include Precision Medicine, Advanced Therapies, Preclinical Therapies, Improving Agriculture Productivity, Enhanced Food Quality and Biosciences. The choice of funding stream will depend on the type of innovation project and the nature of the challenges and opportunities facing the business partner.
KTP will normally undertake a ‘business-critical’ project, lasting between 12 – 36 months, supported by a sound business case and dedicated resource in the form of a KTP Associate who is supervised by an academic team. The main objective is to transfer knowledge and skills in order to assist the company with their need, leading to innovative outcomes such as new product development, service or process enhancement. Each KTP must demonstrate a high level of IMPACT, INNOVATION and CHALLENGE.
KTP partnerships will also be supported throughout the proposal process and the project itself by the Knowledge Exchange Team which provides guidance and administrative assistance on all aspects of the KTP pre and post award. However, submission into the sector competition must be solely managed by the business partner.
The information session will start at 10am and is expected to finish by 12:00pm, followed by lunch.
Click here to find out more and to secure your place.