Northamptonshire businesses are being given the opportunity to receive up to £5,000 funding from the University of Northampton to boost growth and develop ideas.
The University of Northampton Business Innovation Grant 2019 lets organisations in the county to work with the universities academics and facilities, with the aim of developing new products, processes, services, gaining new insights or generally developing business.
Charlotte Patrick, knowledge transfer manager at the university, said: “Applications are welcomed from all businesses in Northamptonshire.
"You could be looking to improve productivity processes as a manufacturing or logistics company or perhaps enhance a technical function in your family owned business or manage waste created by your food manufacturing processes.
“We have a huge breadth of expertise here at the university, from lifts to footwear, tourism to apps, waste to polymers – and we want to use our knowledge to better businesses in the county.”
There’s a raft of expertise at the university in the following areas, which could be tapped by businesses via the fund:
Health & wellbeing
Special educational needs
Polymers & coatings
China & emerging economics
Corporate Social Responsibility
Management of wastes & resources
High performance engineering
Internet of Things
AI & robotics
The University is also home to four institutes:
Institute for Public Safety, Crime & Justice
Institute for Social Innovation and Impact
Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply and Transport
Institute of Creative Leather Technology
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14 May, with all funds to be spent by Wednesday 31 July.
For more information, or if you require support outside of the areas of expertise above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org