Funding to support industry engagement
Provided by the Building Industry Engagement and Income (BIEI) programme, funding is available through faculties to grow our academic capacity and accelerate strategic business engagement opportunities.
Increasing capacity in academic departments
To increase our capacity in departments for working with business and industry, a variety of posts are being made available to all three faculties, spread over the coming years up to 2030. These posts will be incorporated into the faculty five year forecasts. They will be allocated to departments and projects under the authority of the Dean, in conjunction with their Faculty Executive Boards and advisory mechanisms.
Faculty posts include around 30-40 research or practice-based academics at a range of levels, as well as Professional Services support, such as technical staff or Research Software Engineers. Alongside this investment in staff are targets for associated income from business, or cost recovery for Professional Services staff.
Faculties will be preparing their strategic cases for their growth in capacity during the summer term 2023. Contact your department or school leadership teams for more information, or Professor Sarah Thompson, academic lead for the BIEI programme (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The BIEI programme includes a new flexible fund, designed to accelerate ambitious business-focused projects and to test out new ways of working:
The University receives a range of funding to support Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement activities. This includes Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) and Impact Accelerator Accounts (IAA) This funding is distributed through regular internal funding calls (University of York log-in required).