Are you interested in commercialising academic research at Essex?
We’re excited about the return of the ACTUATE Accelerator programme in 2023.
We have just a few spaces left for academics to apply for so it’s time for any final applicants to get your Expression of Interest submitted for ACTUATE3 before the Thursday 12 January 2023 deadline.
Organised by the REO Knowledge Exchange team and returning for its third year, Essex ACTUATE (germinAte : inCubaTe : cUltivate : AcceleraTE) Accelerator is a targeted programme designed to support academic colleagues to develop your innovative research outputs into viable commercial ventures that address key challenges faced by communities, society, and the economy.
In 2023, the in-person programme will run on Thursday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm for two to three months from Thursday 8 February 2023.
ACTUATE3 is open to academic staff from all disciplines and faculties.
We know there are numerous ideas and propositions for commercialisation in development across the University. To support these, we’re inviting you to join a select group of like-minded academics looking to gain insight into how to translate research findings into real-world applications and help move innovative ideas from academic journals into the knowledge marketplace.
Based on our experience of running ACTUATE over the last two years, we have refined a programme of intensive support that will be delivered by specialists from our Innovation Centre, Knowledge Exchange, and Start-Up Support teams, alongside external experts.
Taking part will see you benefit from:
Once received, the REO Knowledge Exchange team will be back in touch with more information on the 2023 programme.
Research and Enterprise Office, University of Essex
Kirstie is the Deputy Director for Enterprise at the University of Essex. As Deputy Director for Enterprise, Kirstie is the lead for all of the knowledge exchange and business engagement activity and aims to further develop commercialisation of the University's excellent research.