[20 June 2020]

SparkFund shortlisted for Knowledge Exchange Award

Our sister brand, Sparkfund has been shortlisted in the highly coveted KE Awards, an initiative organised by PraxisAuril, the UK’s world-leading professional association for Knowledge Exchange (KE) practitioners.

Shortlisted for ‘External KE Initiative of the Year’, SparkFund has being recognised for the role it plays in the University of Hull’s Knowledge Exchange strategy. The £15.2M ERDF funded Innovation and R&D project, which covers the Humber, York and North Yorkshire LEP areas, represents significant investment in our region’s economy.

An independent Awards Panel of 26 leaders from across the KE and business community commended SparkFund for their individual approach for each and every project.

The team at SparkFund know that one size does not fit all, and they have never worked to a formulaic and generic process. Instead, they support SMEs along every step of the journey and help them to shape and frame ideas and apply for the funding that brings incredible projects to life.

During the COVID 19 pandemic, the SparkFund team has been supporting SMEs to pivot their expertise and products to help combat the crisis.

The winners of the KE awards will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 24th June 2020.

For more information, contact Pauline Mitchell, SparkFund Programme Manager, p.a.mitchell@hull.ac.uk.