Business Interaction Vouchers (BIVs) - Now £10,000
Business Interaction Vouchers are used to connect industry and academic partners together, allowing the industry partner to essentially ‘buy’ an academic’s time and expertise to look at a specific problem.The Network has a fund of £200,000 for these vouchers, where projects will be funded to a maximum of £10,000 each (including VAT). Match funding from industry (in cash or kind) must be found by the applicant. With these larger BIVs, it is important to show a higher level of detail regarding the input from the industrial partner to check that the ‘matching funds’ criteria is met. Note that priority will be given to proposals that, for example, aid technology transfer; work towards ‘solving’ ‘a technical problem for an industrial partner or adapt an existing technology for a new application. The BIV calls will now be on a rolling end of month basis (i.e. 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 31 Mar) until the end of March 2018, remainng funds permitting, so if you have a good idea, apply now. Applicants will be informed of the result of their submission within approximately 1 month.
BIV Publically Available Summaries and Final Reports
The publically available summaries for all Business Interaction Vouchers awarded by the AD Network are available here.Final reports for BIVs completed thus far are here. Early Career Travel Bursaries - UK & OverseasThe AD Network has travel bursaries available to help fund UK-based Network members attend and travel to and from national and international events/meetings which have an academic focus on anaerobic digestion. Bursaries of up to £100 are available for travel within the UK for any Network Member and awards of up to £1500 are available for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to travel overseas. Download our Guidance document here, and the application form for up to £100 here and for ECRs here.
Workshops and seminars
If you would like to hold a meeting on an AD related topic, we can help. Funds of up to £1500 are available for industry/academic workshops, funding specific workshops, specialist meetings and other networking events. For more information, download the Guidance and Application Form. If you have any questions, please do contact us.