Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Nexus & LEP partnership leads to grant funding for Leeds SME

A Leeds SME has secured grant funding for new product development thanks to the partnership between Nexus and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Research and evaluation firm, Research Toolkit, was set up by Dr David Wilkinson in 2005 and moved to Nexus, the University of Leeds’ innovation hub, last year. It is currently developing a new platform to connect young work experience seekers with potential employers.

Set to launch early this year, the new online interface will match the interests and skills of students to available work experience opportunities, in order to ensure that both the student and the business receive the maximum benefits from the work placement.

The platform will be 30% funded by the LEP Access Innovation programme, through the European Regional Development Fund and 70% self-funded by Research Toolkit.

“One of the main drivers behind our move to Nexus, was to access the first-class business support services offered by the Nexus team and collaborators such as KPMG and the LEP,” said Dr Wilkinson.

“Our collaboration manager, Dr Harrison Evans, has made some vital connections for us and was instrumental in securing our LEP funding. It is these introductions and opportunities that show Nexus is serious about supporting innovation and business growth.”

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