Social Responsibility


UMIP Social Enterprise Ignition Funding Opportunity

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:34:00 BST

Social Entrepreneurs are born out of the desire to improve the world and make it a better place. They may see problems in their community and undertake activity to solve it. A social enterprise simply delivers this solution and vision.

Since 2012, UMIP (The University of Manchester’s agent for Intellectual Property Commercialisation, www.umip.com) has granted 46 awards allocating over £155,000 to Social Entrepreneurs across the University.

We are now seeking to ignite the next generation of individuals interested in pursuing a social business:

  • Are you currently working or studying at The University of Manchester or a recent graduate?
  • Is your idea likely to benefit the public or community, or be an entrepreneurial solution to a societal, healthcare or environmental problem?
  • Do you have the passion to drive your idea forward and set up a project or social business?

To find out more about this funding call, please register* your interest by email to socialenterprise@umip.com by the 7 October 2016

*Please provide your full contact details, job title or student status and a brief outline of your idea.

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