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.
Entrepreneurship Week - 18-22 November 2013 Southend Events
Southend on Sea are hosting a series of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week to help local businesses. For more information the telephone number to call is T: 01702 215022 and an outline of the programme of activities can be viewed >> Read more...
Organisations benefit from creative collaborations with the
University - free networking event 28 November 2013
You are invited to a free networking breakfast for cultural, heritage, arts and tourism organisations on 28 November at firstsite, Colchester. Find out about collaborative funding opportunities to engage with expertise from the University, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Internships and the Postgraduate Consultancy Service. The event is free to attend, however, places are limited so please >>Register
£5 million funding secured for East of England support for
applied health research
Researchers aiming to improve health and social care in the East of England have been given £5 million funding boost. The five-year funding means researchers seeking funding for research can get support to develop high-quality research proposals for a wide range of projects which aim to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease across the region. >>Read more
New KTP Associate
being recruited for project with Vitec Videocom Ltd
The University of Essex is looking to recruit a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate with a Bachelors' (1st) and/or Masters' in robotics control engineering and/or computer science, to manage an innovative and challenging new project, in parternership with Vitec Videocom Ltd in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. For more information or to apply. >>Read more
Is the British Press unreformable? Essex hosts round
table debate on future of the media
Chair of University Council Lord Currie will be chairing a major debate on the future of the media being staged at our Colchester Campus on Thursday 28 November. The round table Question Time style debate organised by the Department of Sociology, will feature leading campaigners and journalists from all sides of the debate surrounding press reform. >>Read more
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.
"Accessing Low Carbon Funding" Low Carbon KEEP
Showcase Event - November 6th 2013
A free event is being held on November 6th, between 10am and 4pm at the Trinity Centre, Cambridge Business Park. There will be a series of stimulating talks by various government and non-government funding providers in the region, as well as companies who have successfully accessed and utilised various types of funding. Attendees will have the chance to explore the financial and business aspects of the various streams of funding available and listen to real world examples of how companies have used funding to increase profits, develop new products and improve competitiveness. >>Details