Imperial Proximity to Discovery (IP2D): Fostering Industrial Partnerships through Pump Priming Early Interactions

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: UNLISTED


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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills.  The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities.  This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes.  Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.
Description EPSRC Centre for doctoral training (neurosciences) held by Bioengineering
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation McLaren Applied Technologies 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2020
Description Frost - IP2D - Dr Blanchard, Nestle 
Organisation Nestlé (Global)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Academic input into the project design of the project and expertise in the area.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
Description McGregor - IP2D - McLaren Applied Technology 
Organisation McLaren Applied Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Academic input over duration of sabbatical
Collaborator Contribution Facilitated partnership, provided staff for liaison and project development, space and use of facilities.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2016