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To be eligible to receive support from the programme you must be:

  • Small – An SME with under 250 staff, a turnover of under £45 million and any partner or linked company must also be an SME.
  • Local – Your business address is within the Cheshire East, the Cheshire West and Chester, or the Warrington Borough Council areas.

How will your business benefit?

  • 12 month fully funded Master's project (£15,000 tax free studentship for the selected student). Students are selected competitively via interview.
  • Additional allocated budget for IT, consumables and travel for the student.
  • Access to the facilities available in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • Time of supervising academic who is guiding the student through the project and time of relevant faculty researchers who help with practical sides of the research project.

What is required:

  • You must meet the SME eligibility criteria.
  • A project requiring research into new low carbon technologies relevant to your business
  • A small contribution towards the cost of tuition fees and consumables.