PLMCS Service Portfolio

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Prepare proposals for research funding, investment and joint ventures Manage projects and evaluate outcomes and impact Build research collaborations and optimise communication with stakeholders Create new income streams from the commercialisation of technology and services Support innovation
Prepare proposals for research funding, investment and joint ventures
Manage projects and evaluate outcomes and impact
Build research collaborations and optimise communication with stakeholders
Create new income streams from the commercialisation of technology and services
Support innovation
  • Working with stakeholders to develop proposals to regional, national and international funding bodies (includes facilitation of meetings and workshops as well as bid writing and contract negotiation)
  • Development of outline and full business plans for audiences including investors, university senior management teams, proof of concept funders
  • Production of detailed product development and implementation plans to underpin timely product development (both services and technology)
  • Working with senior management teams to develop strategically important initiatives and identify funding routes
  • Interim management services (e.g. pending recruitment of full time project staff or provision of short/medium term cover)
  • Development of action plans, initiation of operations
  • Project evaluation (interim and final)
  • Assessment of performance and impact (quantitative and qualitative), return on investment and value for money
  • Informing the future development of initiatives including financial self-sustainability
  • Support for individuals, organisations and groups to articulate ideas, secure engagement from relevant stakeholders and build consensus
  • Supporting effective communications across stakeholder communities
  • Developing appropriate governance frameworks
  • Working with academic staff and business development professionals to identify of commercially exploitable technologies, products and services
  • Assessment of the scale and nature of the opportunity including market appraisal, competitor analysis, buying criteria, option appraisal, key success and risk factors
  • Defining the commercial offer and optimum route to market
  • Liaising with patent agents and investors
  • Contract negotiation
  • Supporting policy and strategic initiatives to optimise the economic impact of the knowledge bases
  • Support for regional inward investment through the identification of relevant technology, academic and commercial strengths
  • Sourcing suitable technologies from other sectors/organisations