Follow-on funding

Follow-on Funding enables researchers to bridge the gap between basic research outputs and significant economic, social and/or cultural impact . The aim of this fund is to support ‘proof of concept’ investigations and help researchers to refine their ideas into a viable commercial proposition with the view of securing industrial partnerships, venture capital or other investment.

Research councils have various follow-on funding schemes available. For more information visit the RCUK follow-on funding page.

We strongly recommend contacting the Research Commercialisation team if you would like to discuss the commercialisation of a research output. Some funders guidelines specify that the commercialisation team is involved in the development of the application.