Centre for Enterprise at Perth College UHI – Rural Officer

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We’re delighted to be working with the Centre for Enterprise at Perth College, as Rural Officer. We’re helping build links between Perth College UHI and business. It’s all about facilitating Knowledge Transfer. There are some great opportunities for businesses to leverage support from this initiative. An outline of the Knowledge Transfer supported by Perth College UHI, is shown below.
Innovation Voucher

Innovation Vouchers (IV) can provide up to £5,000 of staff or student resource to a business project. The vouchers can provide up to 100% of the project “cost”. The funding is ultimately provided from the Scottish Funding Council, but is facilitated by Perth College UHI.

An IV can support development of new products, services, diversification or energy efficiency and has a bias towards science and technology.

Examples of successful applications includes Mindstretchers Think Putty

Initial review is through Perth College UHI, which normally takes a maximum of four weeks and the entire approval process is normally completed within six weeks.

Next steps:
Call the Centre for Enterprise for a brief discussion about your project
Submit a summary of your project. Normally this wouldn’t need to be more than one A4 page, outlining the project, it’s aims and business benefits

KT Seedcorn Fund

The KT Seedcorn fund is designed to support a business concept / prototype / research need and to consider how it could be developed further. The fund will provide up to £5,000 of resource, based on a 2:1 contribution from a business (e.g. £10,000 project, £3,000 support for a £7,000 contribution) and will be focussed on the new curriculum areas of Environment, Sustainable Development and Low Carbon, but will consider any area. The resource will be academic supervision / appropriate students from the relevant curriculum area. The key is KT through a curriculum area / research centres (Interpretation studies, Centre for Rural Childhood and Centre for Mountain Studies).

Examples of successful applications include:
DOB, who provide training programs, to gain Health Sector Accreditation
Horsecross – Resilience research project. Research and collation of material
Review is through Perth College UHI, which normally takes a maximum of two weeks.

Next steps:
Call the Centre for Enterprise team for a brief discussion about your project
Submit a summary of your project. Normally this wouldn’t need to be more than one A4 page, outlining the project, it’s aims and business benefits

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

The KTP is specifically designed to develop a business concept. The fund will provide up to £54,000 of resource, based on a 33% contribution from a business and will be focussed on the Science and Technology areas. There is also a mini-KT. The resource will be academic supervision / appropriate students from the relevant curriculum area.

Examples of successful applications include:
Mindstretchers
Cairngorm National Park
Review is through Perth College UHI. The application and review process normally takes between 3 – 5 months.

Next steps:
Call The CfE team for a brief discussion about your project
Submit a summary of your project. Normally this wouldn’t need to be more than one A4 page, outlining the project, it’s aims and business benefits
Meet with the KTP Advisor
KTP Advisor prepares formal submission, with organisation
So…..what are you waiting for? With budgets being slashed and burned all around, here’s an opportunity to make your money go a lot further than it would unaided and you’ll get a great link into Perth College UHI.
Contact Details
Centre for Enterprise
Brahan Building, Perth College UHI
Crieff Road
Perth
PH1 2NX
Sheena Howden
01738 877216
sheena.howden@perth.uhi.ac.uk
Mirja Tiainen

01738 877207

mirja.tiainen@perth.uhi.ac.uk

Lorna McKinnie

01738 877552

lorna.mckinnie@perth.uhi.ac.uk

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