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Research, Innovate and Emerge

SME Engagement and Capacity Strengthening for Collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I)

Our new initiative, the Research, Innovate and Emerge (RIEm), is designed to support you in strengthening your capacity for collaborative research and innovation (R&I), growing your business and developing sustainable innovations for improved socioeconomic outcomes. 

Support on offer

Brunel will help you with a research and innovation (R&I) needs assessment, and strengthen your capacity to develop R&I strategy, proposal development and joint collaborative proposal development for funding. We will also offer you expert mentoring and one to one support. The service will be available from 1st January to 31st July 2022.

Who can apply?

To take part your SME would need to be registered in the UK with evidence of financial expenditure of £30,000-£50,000, and have achieved technology readiness level (TRL) three of your proposed solution. 

How can you benefit?

You will benefit from:

  • three half-day workshops and
  • up to five hours of expert mentoring support
  • free expert consultancy and mentoring support to develop specific research and innovation strategy and joint collaborative proposal for funding
  • opportunity for strategic partnerships and access to a world leading University
  • accelerated route to market possibilities 

Get in touch

Dr Michael Joseph
Dr Michael Joseph
RIEm Project Lead
Research Support and Development Office
"I manage partnerships for collaborative research and innovation in health care and medical technology. I facilitate collaborative research and innovation funding partnerships with businesses, investors, public funding organisations, and health care organisations in the healthcare and MedTech sector. I manage collaborative Masterclasses and engagement events for research and innovation capacity strengthening in health and MedTech ecosystem"