The University of Manchester’s Business Engagement Team is calling for proposals from academics on projects to foster strong relationships with industry after it was awarded £200,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to deliver the MRC Proximity to Discovery (P2D) Industry Engagement Fund. The fund will support early interactions and knowledge-exchange between industry and academic researchers.
Successful proposals will:
- Enhance academic understanding of industry or vice versa in order to foster biomedical research collaborations
- Showcase biomedical research to highlight the opportunities they provide for potential industry partners
- Allow an exchange of skills or knowledge which will enable new collaborative projects to develop
The competition is structured around two schemes, Relationship Incubator and Industry Secondment, and will invite application from across the biomedical space, including but not exclusive to:
- Medical Devices
- Digital Health
Guidance notes for applicants:
The deadline for submission of proposals is 9th June 2015, 12 noon. Please contact Naomi Chandler, Business Engagement Officer at The University of Manchester (0161 306 0554) for more information.