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HVCfP funding awards

Proof of Concept awards

The HVCfP Network funded a total of 21 Proof of Concept Projects from an original funding allocation of £800,000. The awards made in each funding round are detailed below.

September 2014 PoC funded projects

March 2015 PoC funded projects

October 2015 PoC funded projects

April 2016 PoC funded projects

November 2016 PoC funded projects

November 2017 PoC funded projects

Public summaries of all 21 Projects funded, along with final reports from completed Projects up to July 2018 are available in Proof of Concept Projects public summaries and outcomes updated July 2018

A report detailing the use of Proof of Concept funds over the lifetime of the HVCfP Network has also been produced; please see HVCfP PoC fund report July 2018

Business Interaction Vouchers

Business Interaction Vouchers were a valuable mechanism to support collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the Network. A total of 28 awards were made from an original funding allocation of £200,000.

You can read about all the awards made by the HVCfP Network in Business Interaction Vouchers funded projects Sept 2014 – May 2018

You can read a public summary of the outputs of each BIV in Public summaries from completed Business Interaction Voucher Projects 8th January 2019

A number of ‘one year on’ case studies reporting BIV outcomes and impacts are also available to download:









Training awards

HVCfP training funds provided bursaries for eligible researchers to attend short courses, workshops and to visit other labs. The funds were also used to commission customised training where a specific need has been identified and/or requested by members. 

Case Study:

Dr Vera Thoss of Bangor University was awarded training funds for group members Dotsha Raheem (PhD student) and Ahmed Tawfike (post-doctoral researcher) to visit the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to work with RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel and Carol Clements. Dotsha and Ahmed completed their 10 day visit in April 2015 and were able to access equipment not available at Bangor, using metabolomics to highlight seasonal variation in the metabolites produced by British Bluebell. Funds were spent on accommodation, travel and equipment access charges. Vera commented that sending two people on a lab visit is a good model for training, particularly if there is a more senior researcher who can help supervise or support the student.

For other examples of how training funds have been used by HVCfP members, please read the training award summary document.

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