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The project is supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

How It Works

The process

Step 1

Businesses who have progressed through the Co-Innovate Programme and onto the project application stage for Business with Academia

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Step 2

Businesses will be matched with a relevant academic partner to undertake the necessary project work.

NOTE: The HEI which you are partnered with must be based in the opposite jurisdiction to your business.

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Step 3

Together with your academic partner, you will submit a joint application for support. The application sets our the project plan, objectives, milestones and the support your company need and the graduate skills/expertise you require to help manage the project

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Step 4

The application will be considered by Co-Innovate Programme and if approved, you will be notified immediately.

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Step 5

A job description for the project associate position will be advertised. Applications will be reviewed by the company and academic partner for interview and selection.

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Step 6

The Co-Innovate project manager will assist in co-ordinating the project and overseeing its successful implementation.