The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funds innovative activities that are beneficial to the UK economy. They recently launched a call for Collaborative Research in the area of Creative Industries.
On Friday I attended a workshop in Manchester, in which the TSB introduced the mechanisms for applying and organised networking among potential bidders. At least one business would need to be included in any bidding consortium, and the bid would need to be oriented towards business needs.
The meeting took place at the Midland Hotel, a posh hotel in the centre of Manchester, near station Oxford Street. On the way back home I met again my friend Alan Crispin from Manchester Metropolitan University, and we took the train back together.