Innovation Fund Working Group

Innovation Fund Working Group

The first meeting of the innovation fund working group was hosted by Stephanie-Anne on 9th October.

The meeting was an opportunity to get some first thoughts and ideas as to the new fund; which will make £300,000 available over three years (£100,000 per year).  At present there is no criteria set.

The agenda for the initial meeting was as follows:

  1. Scene setting: what do we mean by an ‘innovation fund’; what outcomes are we wanting to achieve? Priorities?
  2. Budget for the fund and minimum/maximum award
  3. Application process e.g.
    1. 1 stage v 2 stage
    2. Application form
    3. Criteria including no of applications
    4. Guidance notes
    5. Assessment
    6. Timeline

You can get a feel for the meeting from the flipchart notes captured from the session:

Full minutes are available here and the group will meet again on 5th November and 5th December, 9.30- 10.30am.

Thanks to all who have contributed so far. If you would also like to be involved going forward, then please contact

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