The Innovation Projects call supports projects that are likely to generate little or no commercial return, but which will deliver impact.
The call aims to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research output by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end users. The Follow-on Fund is for those projects that aim to be fully commercialised with a revenue stream derived from licensing, spinouts, consultancy etc.
A maximum of £125k (£100k at 80% FEC) may be requested. Projects are expected to start in May 2015 and to last for up to 12 months. Smaller, targeted activities of three to six months are also welcome and NERC anticipates seeing a range of requests within the £125k limit, reflecting a diverse range of potential projects and activities.
The closing date is 16.00 hrs on 18th December, 2014