August 25th, 2020
The Small Business Engagement Award is designed to enable University of Nottingham academics to engage in knowledge exchange with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
With support from the Research and Innovation team, successful applicants will be given the opportunity to develop their business engagement skills, disseminate their research to SMEs and develop meaningful external relationships that can lead to impact and other collaboration opportunities.
The University already has an established business network of over 1500 external contacts. Its programme of regular business-facing events (currently being delivered as webinars) offers academics a platform to connect with companies from a range of sectors, upon which longer-term relationships and collaborations can be built.
Through the award, academics will be supported to utilise online events to engage businesses in their research and assist them to implement and embed knowledge into their own company policies and practices.
Awards of up to £4,000 are available to cover direct costs of academic time and project delivery costs. Please note, applicants must demonstrate that the funding will be used to directly support the project activities as outlined in their proposal and will be required to report on spend and outcomes.
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