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Project - 03 June 2020

Driving Research and Innovation


Driving Research & Innovation is a three-year collaborative programme involving the Precision Manufacturing Centre, Chemistry Innovation Laboratory and Food Innovation Centre at the university, which will provide support to 240 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regions.

The project is available to SME businesses from all sectors, and as a collaboration between three centres includes a focus on food and drink, chemistry using businesses, and engineering and manufacturing.

Driving Research and Innovation will help businesses improve their innovation culture, competitiveness and productivity through utilising the knowledge, skills and technology accessible to SMEs through the University.

The innovation and productivity challenges of every business will be addressed through collaborative research and development projects to produce new products, processes and services, interactive workshops, dissemination events, and one-to-one consultancy designed to help businesses innovate, explore new ideas and grow.

Project Specifics:

Project Name: Driving Research and Innovation
Physical Location: NG8 1BB
Area of operation: D2N2 wide
Matching Funding Source: University of Nottingham
Total Project Cost: £4.6 million
Priority Axis: 1
Total Funding Allocation: £2.3 million
D2N2 ESIF Committee Review Date: February 2019
Project Start Date: January 2020
Project Completion Date: December 2022

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