Funding workshop to be held on 26th Feb at University of Bradford
The Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES) at the University of Bradford has been awarded Strategic Intervention (SI) project by the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF) in the area of Green Processing Technologies. The aim of this project is to offer assistance to SMEs in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, healthcare, personal care and agrochemical sector based in Yorkshire and Humber region. The main objective is to help SMEs improve their competitiveness to develop, adopt green processing technologies, achieve reduction in carbon footprint and product cost with a major impact in improving product quality and generating strong intellectual protection.
As a part of this funding CPES is going to organise six one day workshops at the University of Bradford and invite SMEs from Yorkshire and Humber region. The major focus of these workshops is to interact with the SMEs, identify the barriers exist for them to implement green processing technologies, provide details of green technologies with presentations, case studies, demonstrations and showcase green technologies used or have developed at the University. At these workshops projects with SMEs will be identified and awarded funds up to value of £35K to encourage them to implement green processes or technologies. We have £205K worth of funding to allocate to such projects with no financial contribution from the company required as this is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project. In addition CPES is able to offer 12 hours of free consultancy and preliminary development work to a limited number of SMEs.
Our first workshop will be held on Wednesday 26th February 2014 at the University of Bradford. If you are an SME based in Yorkshire and Humber region and are interested in this opportunity for free support and funding, please do not hesitate to contact:
Dr Riddhi Shukla E-mail: R.Y.Shukla@bradford.ac.uk Phone: 01274 23 5571
Professor Anant Paradkar E-mail: A.Paradkar1@bradford.ac.uk Phone: 01274 23 3900