Enterprise Development

Funding

A range of funding programmes are avilable to the support commercialisation activities including Proof of Concept, technology development and start-up seed investment.

Innovation

 Scheme

Details Apply 
Proof of Concept (PoC)                                                        

Supports for pre-commercialisation of leading-edge technologies and research.

Projects must clearly demonstrate that their ideas have novelty, protectable IP and potential to lead to significant economic impact.

Funding for a Proof of Concept project is capped at £106,000 of eligible costs.

Details on the application process, guidelines and the application form are available here

Funder: InvestNI             

Open

If you are considering an application, please arrange a meeting to discuss your idea at least two weeks prior to the submission date 

Deadlines for applications are as follows: 

  • Friday 30th November 2012
  • Friday 1st February 2013
  • Friday 29th March 2013

For further information on the programme please contact your nominated contact within the Commercial Development team

(028 9097 2566  or re@qub.ac.uk)

MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC)

Support to generate sufficient preliminary data to establish the viability of an approach.

Provide confidence in the underlying concept before seeking more substantive funding from sources such as the DPFS/ DCS or external investment from commercial partners.  

Funding for projects, lasting up to 12 months, is capped at £100k of eligible costs. 

Details on the application process, guidelines and the application form are available here

Funder: MRC

Open

Deadlines for applications: 

  • Mon 3rd Dec 2012

For further information on the programme please contact your nominated contact within the Commercial Development team

(028 9097 2566  or re@qub.ac.uk)

Technology development 

 Scheme

Details Apply 
25K Award

Knowledge-based ideas and intellectual property from the publicly funded research base in Northern Ireland with the most potential for economic impact

Funder: NISP Connect

Closed - next call Spring 2013

In conjunction with the 25K application form, all QUB applicants must complete an Innovation Disclosure form (IDF)  

Start-up seed investment

 Scheme

Details Apply 
NISPO - Queen’s University Belfast Innovation Fund (QUBIF) 

£1 million Venture capital fund, set-up to invest in post Proof of Concept, pre-commercialisation spin-out companies

Funder: E-Synergy Ltd

Currently open

To discuss the potential for QUBIF investment please contact your nominated contact within the Commercial Development team

(028 9097 2566  or re@qub.ac.uk)

QUBIS Ltd

Equity holding in spin-out companies in return for a capital investment.

Funder: QUBIS Ltd

Currently open

To discuss the potential for QUBIS investment please contact your nominated contact within the Commercial Development team

(028 9097 2566  or re@qub.ac.uk)