Research and Development
For more than 50 years we have supported industry with focussed research and development contracts in acoustics and vibration.
We enjoy the high level expertise of the Acoustics Research Centre and the state-of-the-art UKAS accredited laboratory facilities.
Working with the University
We are set up to respond flexibly and quickly to industry needs. A range of funding options is available to support different requirements ranging from simple one-off tests to long term research projects, perhaps including research studentships.
Depending on the type of project we may be able to bid for government funding. Some of the options are summarised in the table below. Please contact us for more information.
|Standard and UKAS testing||Any||See pages for individual tests||See pages for individual tests|
|Bespoke testing||Any||See pages for individual tests||See pages for individual tests|
|Consultancy||Any||Day rate||A few days to weeks depending on project requirements|
|Research studentship (MSc or PhD)||Minimum 12 months||Approx £20k per year||Several months|
|KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership)||Minimum 12 months||Approx £60k per year but subsidised by government by 50% or 67% (for SMEs)||Minimum 6 months. A two stage proposal is required.|
|Research council award||Typically 3-5 years||Funded up to 100% by government||9-12 months – a detailed proposal is required and funding success rates are typically low|
Innovation Vouchers enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Manchester to apply for up to £5,000 funding to access expertise, research and specialist facilities to accelerate the development of innovative products and services
The kind of activities the vouchers can be used to fund include:
- Access to facilities and equipment
- Product design
- Research and development
- Knowledge transfer
Innovation Vouchers are available for established SMEs in Greater Manchester, subject to eligibility and suitability criteria. the grants are offered by the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub, in partnership with the University of Salford
Successful applicants must match the value of the Innovation Voucher with a £1 contribution for every £1 received. For example, businesses applying for the maximum voucher of £5,000 will be required to contribute £5,000 (and the full VAT cost).
For more information contact: