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“We pledge to inject up to £2,000 each month into a new idea that we believe to be innovative.” – Innovation Optimiser, UMIP.

Do you have an innovative business idea? Are you a staff member at The University of Manchester? Apply today for a grant of up to £2,000 to test its viability.

The Innovation Optimiser pledges 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 at The University will have the opportunity to apply for an Ignition Award of up to £2,000. This funding may be used to test the idea, find out if the idea is viable, learn more about what is needed to progress the idea and even create a prototype product.

For more information about the Ignition Awards and to obtain an application form, please email ignitionawards@umip.com

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

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

*Subject to availability.

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