Funding is available from METRC for collaborative research projects between companies and universities to help companies to innovate. But as well as METRC funding there are funding schemes available from our universities as well as other funders. Details of all are available here.
METRC Innovation Awards
METRC Innovation Awards support new research and innovation projects between universities* and companies in the fields of Nanotechnology, Science and Engineering.
For more information, and to apply, please visit this page: METRC Innovation Awards
Many of our universities also run internal funding schemes that companies and academics can access and examples follow.
Lancaster University has been awarded funding through the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. This will fund a range of activities designed to promote impact from research and address barriers in University/Industry collaboration, specifically focussing on SMEs.
There are schemes and funding ranging from short term exchange of staff, seed funding to explore early stage ideas with commercial potential, access to research infrastructure, Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Impact Fellowships and Business Incubation. Funding from £5-20K is available with various levels of match funding required.
University of York
The University of York may have internal funding available that companies can access to support innovation projects with their academics. If you would like to work with an academic at one of these universities it may be possible to access this funding via METRC. Please contact us for more details.
Other university schemes
Details from other universities will appear here soon but in the meantime please contact us for further information or to see if you can benefit from these schemes: Contact METRC
Other Funding Schemes
There are many other funding schemes available from other funders. For a list of current schemes please visit: Other Funding Schemes
* Funding is available for projects at the Universities of Bradford, Durham and Sheffield.