GX Project – collaboration with research institutions launched
The GX Project builds on the fantastic platform created by the Great Exhibition of the North to promote the region, local businesses and boost innovation-led economic growth.
Collaborate is a new GX opportunity for SME wanting to collaborate with a research organisation to develop a new product/service/process.
We will be focussing on supporting companies operating in one of regional smart specialisation sectors and areas of opportunities: Passenger vehicle manufacture; Subsea and Offshore Energy, Life Sciences and Health; Creative, Digital, Software and Technology based services, Health innovation, business information modelling and immersive technologies.
We are currently in the process of inviting Research Institutions to join the Collaborate framework.
The process and indicative timescale will be as follows:
|17 Jan to 15 Feb||SMEs express interest in receiving collaborate support|
|15 Feb to 1 March||GX project team to clarify proposals and assess applications|
|1 March to 31 March||GX project team to broker SMEs with Research Institutions (on the Collaborate framework)|
|1 April to 30 September||SMEs and research institution deliver the project|
The costs of research and development undertaken by the Research Institution (maximum of £11,000 per collaboration) will be directly paid by NGI to the Research Institution subject to satisfactory reporting.