Accessing Funding and Networks

Our Business Partnerships Managers have significant experience of undertaking collaborative projects with industry, the funding routes available to support these and flexibly resolving the contractual issues that sometimes arise.

We provide specialist expertise and advice on funding for collaborative projects that enable your business to access the right Research, Knowledge, People and Facilities here in LEC to improve the competitiveness of your business.

Through their extensive networks, our Business Partnerships Managers keep informed of changes to funding schemes, funders priorities and regulations to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available. In developing partnerships we can help you determine which funding body you should apply to and which funding scheme best fits your aims and help you access that funding.

Working with industry is a core activity for LEC and we are always looking at new approaches to developing innovative partnerships between industry and academia. With partners from 6 countries, we are currently funded by the EU through a project called KARIM to build a network across North West Europe that improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to high-value innovation support and technology across that Region.

Examples of funding schemes available can be found at the links below, but as they are constantly changing please get in touch with one of our Business Partnerships Managers to find out more.