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March Ignition Award: Open for applications!

Do you have an innovative idea and would like some support to develop your own business? Are you a member of staff at The University of Manchester? Apply today for a grant of up to £2,000 to test its viability.

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 The University of Manchester. 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 the feasibility of your idea, learn more about what is needed to progress with your idea and even create a prototype product.

For further information about the monthly Ignition Awards you’re invited to attend our FREE event on Wednesday 27th March, ‘Ignite Your Idea’, over at the Milk & Honey café and hear first hand about the support available through Innovation Optimiser from one of our previous awardees. Book your place today.

To obtain an application form, please email ignitionawards@umip.com

The closing date for the March Ignition Award is Monday 25th March 2019.

For inspiration, take a look at some CASE STUDIES to read about The University of Manchester innovators who received support through the Innovation Optimiser programme.

*Subject to availability.