ACCELERATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROMISING IDEAS AND INVENTIONS WHICH MAY HAVE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL ACCELERATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROMISING IDEAS AND INVENTIONS WHICH MAY HAVE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

The University Innovation Proof of Concept (PoC) Fund aims to increase the likelihood of a successful commercial outcome for ideas and innovations generated by UEA’s academic community. It is a HEIF supported award that UEA staff can apply for in order to accelerate the development of promising ideas and inventions which may have commercial potential. Examples of what the award might be used for include technical feasibility studies, prototype development and commissioning market assessments. Smaller awards that had previously been made from the Proof of Concept Fund are now covered by the Associate Deans for Enterprise and Engagement Funds.

University Innovation Proof of Concept applications are reviewed by the Innovation Executive and applications are to be submitted to RIN in good time before the Innovation Executive meetings to allow for preparation. Please see below table for the 2017-18 deadlines.

 

 

Submit application to RIN Innovation Executive meeting
12/09/2017 03/10/2017
16/11/2017 07/12/2017
11/01/2018 01/02/2018
06/03/2018 27/03/2018
24/05/2018 14/06/2018


For further advice or to apply to the University Innovation Proof of Concept Fund please contact your relevant Project Officer.

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