Typically awards are between £20k and £40k and can be used to explore an idea which is commercially or socially relevant. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of successful research and expertise in the area and the desire to steer the project through to realisation. Applications may be made at any time and will considered by the Gateway Board. A decision will be given within two weeks of submission. A unanimous decision of the Board is required for the funding to be awarded. All applications should be submitted to the Head of Business Development, Royal Holloway.
The Gateway Board consists of the Director of Research & Enterprise, Royal Holloway and a representative of Science & Technology Limited (ITS). Any subsequent return on the investment is shared equally between the College, ITS and the applicant. Successful grant holders will be expected to attend a fund review meeting with the Board twice a year.
Contact your Research & Business Development Manager prior to commencing an application.