SME’s are invited to an ERDF R&I Health Accelerator Academic Showcase webinar, which will be held on Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 2pm. Attendees will hear from a wide range of colleagues from The University of Manchester, The University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Bolton.
The presenters will be giving an insight into their expertise, services and facilities; from 3D printing and brain stimulation to digital society and more. The event’s aim is to provide SMEs with a broader knowledge of the research and services available through academic institutions and the new ways in which they are coming together to support local innovation and commercialisation.
The Research and Innovation (R&I) Health Accelerator is a new ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) part-funded project delivered by Health Innovation Manchester, The University of Manchester, The University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Manchester City Council and Bionow.
The project invites SMEs to collaborate with Greater Manchester’s research and innovation institutions to accelerate development and improve commercialisation of innovative healthcare products and services within life sciences. SMEs will be able to access expertise and support including information about navigating the health and care system, developing value propositions, ethics & regulatory advice and access to university-wide expertise.
Companies engaged within the support programme, and collaborating with a research institution, will also have the opportunity to apply for innovation vouchers of 24 x £2,499 and follow on vouchers of 5 x £20,000. In addition, there will be post-doctoral research assistant support available (15 x £20,000) from The University of Manchester.