Fresh Ideas Platform
The Innovation Platform is designed to assist the APC to quickly respond to changes in rapidly moving scientific fields, to adapt quickly to deliver on pilot programmes, to facilitate interactions with new APC Faculty, to foster collaborations and to attract new industry partners. APC Faculty members, and those wishing to join the Faculty, can propose research which can demonstrably further the mission of the APC, in terms of pushing back scientific boundaries by responding to changing scientific environments, generating new IP with commercial potential, by providing a mechanism to interact with potential industry partners or generating H2020 collaborations.
A competitive call is announced each year in February whereby APC Faculty members, in collaboration with other academics or industry, can submit proposals to engage in fundamental and applied research projects through postgraduate-led (MSc or PhD) research, following a stringent application process. The applications are reviewed by a subgroup of the APC’s Scientific Advisory Board and the APC’s Executive Management Group (EMG) and selected based on scientific excellence, strategic fit with the APC and commercial importance.