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Meeting the Industrial Challenges – 8/1/18

Start the New Year learning about new opportunities.  This session will detail what we’ve learned about preparing projects in relation to meeting the UK governments Industrial Challenges. While specifically addressing the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, other avenues will also be explored covering how academia and industry can work together.

• Attendees will learn about the latest Industrial Challenge related schemes
• Attendees will learn the which partners are eligible for specific funding calls
• Attendees will gain insight into what has been learnt prior ISCF applications

This session on “Meeting the Industrial Challenges” will run throughout 2018 at regular intervals to provide the latest updates to the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund and related schemes.  The first of these will be on 8/1/18, 13:00-14:00. To book onto the course please click here.



Final Report of the Industrial Strategy Commission published

The final report of the Industrial Strategy Commission has been published.

Key sections include:

  • The research and development landscape
  • Investment in Infrastructure
  • Decarbonisation of the energy economy
  • Health and social care at the centre of industrial strategy
  • Unlocking long-term investment
  • Supporting high-value industries and building export capacity
  • Enabling growth everywhere

If you would like to discuss your research, and how your research networks can fit within the UK’s Industrial Strategy, please contact Ehren Milner, Research Facilitator for Industrial Collaboration (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).


*Book Now* The BU Protocol of academics engaging with business- 18/10/17

If you are interested in working with local industry stakeholders, and don’t know how best to approach communication, please attend “The BU Protocol of academics engaging with business” on 18/10/17.

BU has many partnerships and established relationships with local and national stakeholders. This short session, run by Ian Jones, Head Of Regional Community Partnerships within the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, will cover the route of communication and protocol for approaching and working with these stakeholders. Examples of best practice will be presented along with details on how to understand when institutional commitments are being made.

The intended learning outcomes of this session are:

  • Attendees will learn who they need to speak to before contacting some of our partners
  • Attendees will learn the protocols expected by some stakeholders
  • Attendees will gain insight into when they are making “institutional commitments”

You book through the link here. For any questions about how this course may be useful to you, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk)



Creative Industries Clusters Programme – Creative R&D Partnerships Call Launched- Internal Process

The AHRC Creative R&D Partnerships Call has been launched with funds available of £6-9m per collective R&D partnership. Any application that BU submits with its partners is likely to be diverse in nature and could accommodate many sub-projects (work packages) in relation to themes around the Creative Industries.

The will be an internal process to manage the applications to this fund.  Applicants will be asked to complete a short form detailing their proposed programme by 9/10/17.

For further details and a copy of the form, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).

Innovate UK – Open funding competition – £15m


This competion is open to the  best business–led ideas or concepts that can be drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area, including Innovate UK’s four priority sectors for growth.

Projects may focus on:

•market research;

•technical feasibility;

•industrial research;

This call opens on 6 June.

For more information including dates and deadlines and competion scope  click here .

General competition guidance.

If you are interested in submitting to any of the above calls you must contact your  RKEO Funding Development Officer with adequate notice before the deadline.

For more funding opportunities that are most relevant to you, you can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s/Faculty’s Funding Development Officer in  RKEO or view the recent blog post here.

If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on Research Professional’s record of the bid so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.