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KE Seed Fund 2015-2016

The University of Oxford welcomes internal applications for grants from the KE Seed Fund. Click here for details of the latest KE Seed Fund. The next deadline for applications is 12 February 2016. 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