University of Liverpool SME Assistance
The University of Liverpool offers assistance to SMEs to help them transform their research ideas into real products or services.
18:17 22 May 2018
The University of Liverpool is offering £10,000 worth of access to world-class technology and research facilities to SMEs in the Liverpool city region and across the North of England to help them transform their raw research ideas into real products or services.
Under the scheme launched by the University’s Technology Directorate, eligible businesses will have access to world-class research facility for up to a year. If the preliminary research has proved to be promising, the business will be allowed to apply for further external funding to continue its work.
Dr Duncan Robertson, head of the Technology Directorate, said: “In an increasingly competitive world, the SMEs that grow and prosper are the ones that succeed in generating high impact work that truly stands out, but to do this invariably requires them to invest capital in expensive tools and technology.
“Our shared research facilities have been supporting the work of our staff for many years and we’d now like businesses in the north of England to realise their benefits too.”
Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, added: “As Liverpool rapidly develops its reputation as a major hub for science, innovation and education, this is a great moment for the city’s academics to join forces with regional businesses to commercialise their ideas and deliver tangible products and services that further boost the regional economy.”