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Translational Funding and Accelerator Programmes

UKRI provide funding to academics to support the translation and commercialisation of academic research, and access to Accelerator programmes which provide intensive and time-limited support and training to build the core skills and networks to develop innovative ideas into successful ventures. Businesses are often project partners and/or collaborators on these applications.

When considering applying for translational funding think about:

  • What is the Value proposition of your product or service?
  • Who are the Stakeholders for your product or service?
  • What is the Market opportunity?
  • What is the expertise and support required to deliver on your project, development of a product or service often requires a range of expertise.

Before making an application please contact the KTC to discuss:

  • Terms and conditions of the funder.
  • Potential background Intellectual Property.
  • Potential conflicts of interest with existing collaborative research portfolio.
  • Professional support required to deliver the project.
  • Letter of support from KTC (the University‚Äôs equivalent to a TTO).