Welcome to the Research and Enterprise Office at the University of Essex. We focus on three main areas: for the University’s research community we provide assistance with research grant applications from the initial idea through to managing the award once it is made. We help to foster mutually beneficial relationships with companies and other external organisations wanting to tap into the University’s expertise. The office also helps promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the University’s students and staff.
We help companies and external organisations to tap into university expertise. This might involve consultancy, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, research collaboration, exploiting intellectual property or support for new and small businesses.
The REO assists our researchers throughout the life cycle of research grants. We help with initial ideas, funding, research governance issues, ethics advice, grant applications and administering grants once awarded. We also co-ordinate research planning.
We encourage students to explore business ideas, develop their entrepreneurial talents, and make the most of their intellectual property. Our services range from dedicated ‘innovation’ spaces and online advice to specially tailored programmes and events.
Grants4Growth Capital Grants Available in East of England
Capital grant support is available up to a maximum of 28% of total eligible expenditure. Applications are assessed on merit by a Grants Panel; the actual amounts offered are typically determined by the total eligible expenditure, the outcomes of the initiative and grant funding available. Grants4Gowth is targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises within the East of England retion. Click here for more details.
After the Budget -
Podcast Now Online!
A podcast of this unique post-budget event which took place on Friday 22 March is now online. It features commentary from differing academic perspectives and considers the implications of Thursday's budget for businesses, for individuals and for party politics.
University of Essex @ TechCity - 19th June 2013
Join us for Pizza, Peroni and networking and hear what our big data experts and interns can offer your business at our forthcoming informal event on 19th June 2013, 6.15pm-8pm. Informal short presentations start from 6.30pm. Venue: Accelerator, 35 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA. The event is free to attend but please book here.
County Council are offering £2,000 for businesses towards
Skills for Economic Growth is an Essex County Council programme that provides training grants of up to £2,000 to help Essex businesses to grow. Essex County Council contributes 70% of the training cost and businesses just need to contribute the remaining 30% (plus any VAT that may be due). All training must be started by 31st March 2013 and be completed within two years from the start date. You can pick the course and provider which is right for your business. Training can be certificated (e.g. ILM, CMI, Prince2) or bespoke. Details can be found here.
Cost effective access to new research talent
Businesses and organisations now have the chance to access the freshest thinking for their projects, from research students at the University of Essex . The new service can provide support for a whole range of projects, which can stem from 1-12 weeks and researchers can work up to 18 hours a week on a particular scheme. All the researchers registered for the service already have degrees, whilst many have significant experience in their fields and may be working on cutting-edge research. For more information Email or T: 01206 872925.
Essex Book Festival: Michael Woodford - Inside the
Olympus Scandal (Monday 4 March, 2-4pm)
Michael Woodford MBE is the first CEO in history to turn whistleblower and report on an accounting fraud approaching $2 billion within his own company. Join him on 4 March, 2pm at the University of Essex’s Southend Campus, as he tells the extraordinary story, in his new book Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal, of how, as CEO of Olympus, he put his family's lives at risk, when he decided to expose the scandal. Audience members will also be able to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed by Michael himself. For more information, tickets and booking please go here