On Monday 9 February the project managers met together with the Innovation Fund.
It was good to hear more about the successful projects after our Dragons’ Den experience, a brief PDF about each is available from the Innovation Fund’s SharePoint site (additional login may be required):
In short, we heard more about the time-scales, the monthly report expectations, and the finance arrangements. The project managers also gave their feedback on the Fund processes so far. We talked about comms opportunities like the Innovation Fund Web presence and blogs and social media, internal IT Services staff events in June, and the Digital Media User Group, and OxTALENT in 2016.
Finally Dr Fred Kemp from the Isis Innovation, attending as a ‘critical friend’ kicked-off an interesting discussion about work on an innovative project after this funding has ended. We talked about sustainability, commercialising a product or an activity, licensing, and the software incubator.
Next project managers’ meeting for the Innovation Fund (Trial) will happen in July 2015.