The Business Engagement Fund

Promoting translation of research through development of connections with industry

The Medical Research Council provided £750k in funding for the Network’s Business Engagement Fund with a call for applications in early 2023.

The Business Engagement Fund is supporting projects that are 3-12 months in duration for £15-100K with the expectation that match funding is provided by industry collaborators. Funded projects aim to build and strengthen collaborations between the Network and businesses through feasibility, pilot, or initial studies to provide preliminary experiments to explore ideas and generate initial data to support the development of competitive collaborative grant proposals.