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Collaborative Opportunities with the University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk have a range of opportunities and funding that support regional businesses to overcome challenges and grow their business.


Innovaiton Vouchers – Innovation Vouchers provide Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) funding to access academic skills and expertise within the University of Suffolk, in order to support innovative projects and accelerate growth. Projects must be valued between £5000 and £15,000 (excluding VAT).

The voucher provides reimbursement of 75% of a project’s costs, meaning you are only responsible for funding 25% of the project’s costs.

Projects should center on challenges you are currently facing in your business which can be explored with the help of expert know-how and access to facilities at the University of Suffolk. The types of areas we can provide assistance in are; scoping, prototyping, feasibility, proof of concept, testing new products/services, and improving efficiency to name all but a few.

Internships – Fully funded access to the latest Student and Graduate Talent. Interns are great for bringing fresh, new ideas to the table. They also provide your company with a different viewpoint, which is valuable when problem-solving and finding new solutions to recurring issues. Interns can increase productivity and develop current employees in supervisory, management, mentoring and training skills.

UoS are currently offering a limited number of Internships which are 100% funded by the University of Suffolk, up to the value of £1500. Our internships are flexible and can be offered to both current students on a part-time basis or graduates on a full-time basis.

Facilities R&D Fund – The University of Suffolk benefits from a fantastic range of State of the Art facilities which are also available to hire. The Facilities R&D fund will allow SMEs to access funding for specialist hire facilities to test products, rapid prototpye and much more

Part/Fully-Funded Training Courses:

Leadership for Women (in partnership with the Institue of Directors) – A three-day intensive course for women business leaders to explore strategic leadership and the challenges they face in their careers. 29-30 March & 1 April. £750 with ESF Funding. More details here

Strategy for Directors – Develop the mindset and skills needed for today’s dynamic business environment with Strategy for Directors, an immersive course designed to equip you with the confidence and tools to succeed in a volatile world. Eight full days of training between 13 June – 2 September. £2,316 (with 50% ESF Funding). More details here.

Agile Project Management – Gain the world’s leading certification in Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) and become a Practitioner in just 4 days. 14-17 February 2022 £574 (with ESF funding). More details here.

Mini MBA Programme – Apply now for the University of Suffolk’s Entrepreneurs Forge: FREE Mini MBA Programme starting on 3rd February 2022.

  • Enhance your ability to lead the growth of your business
  • Produce a growth plan to realise your growth and leadership goals
  • Delivered by experts with extensive growth experience
  • Design to fit around full or part time work
  • The programme is completely FREE – 100% funded by Creative Unlimited Suffolk and the Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund.
  • Register Here
  • Deadline for applications 21st January 2022

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