Knowledge Exchange | MTSC | 11 Mar 2020

Collaborating to collaborate

Research England has released its first report highlighting the learnings and successes of the Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) projects.

As a programme funded under this funding stream it’s great to read about the shared experience of running truly collaborative projects and to see real examples of how a diversity of talent is important to the commercialisation process. A special mention was made in Benefits to Spin-Outs to Cohort One alumni Ugur Tanriverdi with Unhindr “a soft robotic liner for prosthetics which uses AI to adapt to limb shape changes throughout the day”.

At the time of publishing highlights across all 18 CCF programmes;

  • Training over 2,000 people in commercialisation
  • Engaging over 100 businesses directly and over 1,500 in wider networks
  • Supported over 1,000 projects to create new products or services;
  • Helped set up 28 new spin-out companies
  • Levered £37m in additional funding from partners, together with nearly £60m in access to finance funding.

Read Alice Frost (Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England) summary of the findings here

The full report can be found here



By Augusta Critchley

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