By Brigette Currin 2 minute read

Anglia Innovation Partnership are excited to announce that funding is now available via the Norwich Research Park Explorer Forum.

The Norwich Research Park Explorer Forum is part of a wider Anglia Innovation Partnership Enterprise Strategy and provides funds (up to £5k) to enable exploratory meetings and activities between the research and the business community to identify new innovations which have potential to address business problems and ultimately, it is hoped, global grand challenges.

Examples of activities supported by the Forum include but are not limited to facilitated workshops, site visits and seminars. The goal of these activities is to establish a new collaboration in the form of a joint project or venture, or, new commercial idea pursued as a joint venture, new start up or other commercial venture.

Previously successfully funded activities include hosted meetings with Johnson and Johnson, site visits to Silverstone Technology Cluster, Flint Vineyard and Fen Farm, and creative facilitated workshop delivered by Downstream Innovation. More information on these activities can be found here.

Applications are welcomed from staff or students across our Park partners (University of East Anglia, John Innes Centre, Earlham Institute, Quadram Institute, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital) as well as our Park business community. Businesses outside of the NRP may apply as a partner with an organisation. The application form can be found here.

Anyone based on the Norwich Research Park, or external organisations with an interest in engaging with the NRP research and business community can contact Kirsty Culley, Science Collaboration Manager, for an initial conversation

Images: Norwich Research Park colleagues visit Silverstone Technology Cluster as part of previous explorer forum activity.