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April Ignition Award: now open for applications!

Apply today for an Ignition Award of up to £2,000 to test the feasibility of your idea.

Do you have an idea that you believe would make a great business opportunity? Do you have a solution to a problem and desperate to share it with the world? Are you a member of staff at The University of Manchester? Then apply today for an Ignition Award of up to £2,000 to test the feasibility of your idea.

The Innovation Optimiser have pledged to inject up to £2,000 each month* to the end of the current academic year into new ideas that we believe to be innovative.

This Ignition Award allocation supports our vision to inspire and further build on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. Available every month until the end of July 2019, staff and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) at The University have the opportunity to apply for an Ignition Award of up to £2,000. This funding may be used to test your idea, learn more about what is needed to progress with your idea and even create a prototype product.

We have a range of FAQs published on our blog which you may find useful before submitting an application.

To obtain an application form, please email IgnitionAwards@umip.com – the closing date for this month’s award is Thursday 25th April 2019.

For inspiration, feel free to take a look at some CASE STUDIES to learn about other campus-based innovators who received support through the Innovation Optimiser programme.

*Subject to availability.

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