Staffordshire University is seeking to commission a consultant to create an evidence base to support the development of a National Centre for Ceramic Education at Staffordshire University. The evidence base will be used to support the development of a business case and an ERDF application for the new centre.
Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm Monday 5th October 2015.
The European Commission has launched the final call for the Eco-Innovation Fund. This is not a brilliant fund as it only covers 50% of costs. But could be worth looking into if work is already being developed around this theme.
Funding body: European Commission
Overview: The Eco-Innovation initiative is designed to support projects on the first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, services or practices which have already been technically demonstrated with success but which, owing to residual risk, have not yet entered the market.
The priorities for this year’s call are:
• Materials Recycling;
• Sustainable Building Products;
• Food and Drink Sector;
• Water; and
• Greening businesses.
Budget: Grants for successful projects cover up to 50% of the eligible project costs, and this call has a total budget of €31 million.