The Grants 4 Growth programme (G4G) is an initiative which helps to fund projects worth up to £10,000 for businesses looking to collaborate with UWE Bristol researchers and access research facilities. It is a joint application process between the business and the academic staff at UWE Bristol.
The funding is available explicitly for projects that will help lead to deeper university-business collaboration, as it is sourced from the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Follow on projects could include Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and InnovateUK collaborative R&D calls.
Andy Ben-Dyke from LuJam Cyber talks about his experience with the scheme below:
The UWE project was a major milestone for LuJam Cyber. From a LuJam perspective, the work clearly identified issues with our approach to protecting small to medium sized business and helped us to pivot our solution to significantly better protect our customers. This has helped us stay in business and, in fact, thrive. I cannot overstate how important this was for our company.
The UWE work was carried out in a timely and professional manner, and it was a pleasure to work with the team. The approach taken throughout the project was innovative and far exceeded what we could have achieved in-house. We’d strongly recommend this type of collaboration to other companies
This is an open call, therefore applications can be made to this funding all year round. However the decision making panel will review applications 4 times a year, so it is advisable to be aware of those timescales when liaising with the business you hope to work with. Completed applications should be sent 2 weeks before the decision panel meet.
If you’d like to find out more or would like help to be paired up with an academic, get in touch today Grants4Growth@uwe.ac.uk