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The Yorkshire Fund closed on the 31st March 2011 and any enquires to individual projects should be made to the sponsoring institution.

Proof of Commercial Concept Fund 2007-2010

Yorkshire Concept is a new project Fund designed to stimulate the commercialisation of research and knowledge-based activities in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the Yorkshire and the Humber region.  It is funded jointly, on the principle of matched funding, by the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, and the Higher Education Institutions themselves.
Activities will focus on supporting projects which enhance potential for a new product or process to become commercially viable and on forging collaborations between higher education and private sectors to encourage innovation.

Read more about Yorkshire Concept

How to apply for Yorkshire Concept funding 

Our Partners

Central to the success of the Yorkshire Concept : Proof of Commercial Fund are the partnerships between the Fund, the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region and Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency.

Allocated funding is matched 50% from the Fund sourced by Yorkshire Forward and 50% from the HEIs with £3 million being contributed from each source over a 3 year period, creating a £6m Fund. In addition we work closely with the Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship scheme
Our partners are listed below:




Venturefest 2010

The Fund helped sponsor Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 using the opportunity to showcase around 30 propositions in the university showcase staff area, demonstrating the commercial potential of a wide range of science, technology and knowledge propositions from the regions higher education and research sector. In addition mr shox a spin out from the University of Sheffield won the event's Investment Competition. Find out more about Venturefest 2010.

Venturefest 2010

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