Industry collaboration

Whatever you want to give a new flavour to your project, start a new project or get a partner for a fellowship, Business Alliance offers funding to enable you to develop partnerships with industry. This can be by funding travelling for a meeting or a placement.

Don't hesitate to contact Marie-Louise Cairns (m.cairns@qub.ac.uk) for an update on the funding available for your specific situation.

Funding for initial knowledge exchange activities can be awarded to the participants of the Innovation Training Programme who have identified an industrial partner.

More about the Innovation Training Programme

P2D travel

Open exploration Fund

The "proximity to Discovery (P2D) Open Exploration Fund" is be used to support early stage industry engagement activities e.g. visits to companies, workshops or industry Showcases to discuss areas of mutual interest with a view to developing an academic-industry collaboration. Applications to this scheme are only permitted for activity that is aligned to MRC science areas. Funding is intended for activities that will result in the development of a new relationship or new collaborative research area. Whilst applications involving existing university collaborative partners are also welcome, these will need to demonstrate why funding is required to further develop the relationship.

Funding: up to £2,000

More information on the R&E website

Application form


P2D placement

Postdoctoral Industrial Placement Fund

The "proximity to Discovery (P2D) Postdoctoral Industrial Placement Fund (PIP)" is aimed to support Greater Understanding of Industry Research amongst Queen’s postdoctoral researchers e.g. visits to companies to discuss their research priorities and commercial practices, technical training etc. Applications to this scheme are only permitted for activity that is aligned to MRC science areas. Funding is intended for activities that will result in the development of increased commercial awareness within Queen’s research. Whilst applications involving existing university collaborative partners are welcome, these will need to demonstrate why funding is required to further develop the relationship.

Funding: up to £2,000

More information on the R&E website

Application form


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