Prosperity Partnerships: EPSRC, Business and Universities

EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for Prosperity Partnerships. £10million is available to support existing, strategic, research-based partnerships between businesses and universities. A Prosperity Partnership should comprise co-creation of a large-scale, TRL 1-3 research programme which addresses EPSRC's Prosperity Outcomes Framework and the strategies of the universities and businesses involved. Proposals are expected to demonstrate impact, including clear benefits to the businesses involved, to drive forward shared research challenges and to contribute positively to the overall strategic partnership framework that exists between the parties.

As a co-investment opportunity, this call requires the business and university partners to commit substantial cash contributions to the programme (see the full call document for more detail).

For interested groups, the lead business contact must discuss their intention to submit with EPSRC, who will advise on the suitability of the application. These discussions must take place by 23 September 2016. Invited EoIs will then be submitted by the lead business partner. The deadline for EoI submissions is 16:00 on 13 October 2016. Any business may lead on only one bid, but may be a contributor to other bids. A university may be involved in more than one bid.