THE IMPACT CONNECTOR
The Impact Connector programme aims to improve our partners’ capacity for the support and delivery of translational research along the commercialisation route.
The new programme targets academics and university staff across the consortium to improve their knowledge and understanding of commercialisation, as well as creating new opportunities for partnerships with companies in support of product development. These activities aim to develop a pipeline of skilled innovators and support staff, to boost competition of ideas and to progress to higher Technology Readiness Levels.
These aims are accomplished by three elements:
- COMMERCIALISATION PILOT: a scheme providing financial support for translational research associated with bespoke business mentoring to support product development.
- SKILLS TRANSFORMER: a training programme for academics and other university staff to develop their understanding of the concepts required to commercialise academic research and work with strategic partners.
- COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP: A range of activities to support connections between academics and appropriate commercial partners.