Are you ready for growth? Businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are invited to apply to participate in a fully-funded business accelerator programme to work with the University of Essex to take the next steps towards innovation.
This scheme will fund collaborative projects between participating businesses and the University of Essex. Participants will receive hands-on intervention from an Innovation Manager and access to a team of highly qualified academics and research staff who can offer expertise in the following areas, among many others:
All real-terms costs such as University staff time, travel, and some project-related equipment will be covered by the scheme, but participating businesses will be expected to dedicate adequate in-kind resources to support the project. These projects are intended to be collaborations rather than consultancies and the more you engage with the project, the bigger the impacts will be. We will work with you to cost the project based on your needs during the application process.
We’ll help you produce a report on the outcomes from the project which you will be able to share with your decision makers, key stakeholders and investors. We will check back in with you after 6 months and 12 months to see how things have gone, and whether we can support you any further.