Wednesday 28 November 2012

Social Enterprise Lite Competition

Are you currently working or studying at the University of Manchester or a recent graduate?
Do you have an idea likely to benefit the public or community, or be an entrpreneurial solution to a social or environmental problem?
If so, then the UMI3 Social Enterprise ‘Lite’ Competition is for you!

Following the successful Social Enterprise Competition held earlier this year in association with the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Manchester has been chosen as one of 56 partners in the HEFCE/UnLtd Higher Education Support Programme.  As a result we are delighted to announce the expansion of this initiative into a University-wide competition.  The new Social Enterprise Competition will be officially launched in January 2013 with a funding pot of £50,000.  However, as a taster of things to come, the Social Enterprise ‘Lite’ Competition is to encourage people to apply for small awards of up to £500 to kick-start their ideas.
Your idea does not have to be overtly technology based or a commercial idea.  The competition seeks as broad a range of entries as possible.

The competition is now open!
The competition is open to all University of Manchester staff, students, and recent graduates (graduated within the last 12 months).
Deadline for submissions:
Friday 7 December, 5.00pm
All successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 18 December with a view to starting their projects in early January 2013.
Funding of up to £500, for individuals to try out their ideas.  This might mean finding out if their idea is viable, learning more about what is needed and trying the project on a small scale initially.

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