Please note that this KE Seed Fund was available in 2014. Please click here to view the KE Seed Fund for 2015-2016.
The University of Oxford welcomes internal applications for grants from the KE Seed Fund. The Fund is part of the University’s HEFCE HEIF award, subject to the aims of HEIF: to ‘support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK'. Researchers, departments, sub-departments and centres/units, research facilitators, Business managers, and KE professionals are invited to apply for grants.
Potential KE activities are many and varied. Ideas include, but are by no means limited to:
a. Innovative marketing and communication of research impacts
b. Meetings to develop co-ordinated bids for external funding, for projects involving external partners
c. Engagements with knowledge generation and R&D through crowdsourcing.
d. Market assessment as part of a commercial opportunity
e. Workshops/seminars and networking events with industry, the 3rd sector and/or public policy makers exploring key issues arising during or from research