Thursday, 24 July 2008

Leeds Inventors Group 23/7/08 - Becky Ascough

Becky Ascough Business development manager of Knowledge Rich - Turning your ideas into reality with university expertise.

Knowledge Rich - the expert network

What we are:
A business dedicated brokering service for companies requiring University expertise.
A Yorkshire Forward funded project
Delivered by Yorkshire Universities, 10 HE Partners

Our aim:To provide a business friendly front door to the wealth of expertise and facilities commercially available in Yorkshire & Humber’s research intensive Universities.

Initial contact & technical brief ,Universities source expertise & provide proposals ,Client makes informed decision ,KnowledgeRICH facilitates contact with expert

The Benefits:
Single access point to the regions Universities ,Commercially responsive process – Expert found in 1 week, Experts with experience of industrial collaboration ,Free service,KnowledgeRICH will hand hold customers through the University maze ,Confidentiality .

You are eligible:
§ No eligibility criteria § Regional SME’s § Large companies § National & International § Any sector .

Case studies:
Technical: Product development, process improvement,
innovation, prototyping

Non-technical: Marketing, web development, business planning

see the Slipstream Energy Ltd case study:
Jay Innovations ltd case study:
What is in the offer?
Consultancy, Design and product development, Training,Equipment hire/ rent a lab, Tap into ground breaking research .

Added Value:
§ Strong partnerships with regional support agencies
§ Signpost to funding
§ Signpost to technical support e.g MAS
§ Signpost to business support e.g Bus. Link & UKTI
§ Publicity/Success stories

Tel: 0845 8336533