Leaders in Innovation Fellowships Programme v5, 6, 7 2018-21
The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme builds technology entrepreneurship capacity of select partner country researchers who are developing a business proposition for their innovation which must meet a development challenge. Selected researchers benefit from focussed short term training and long term support through access to expert mentors and international networks.
The primary objective of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme is to build the capacity of researchers for entrepreneurship and commercialisation of their research. The programme is aimed primarily at researchers within the partner country who are in the process of developing a business proposition for their innovation. All business ideas are assessed based upon their potential for social and economic development impact. A select cohort of researchers from that country will benefit from focussed support including a focussed period of training in the UK in aspects of commercialisation and technology entrepreneurship and access to expert mentors from the UK. In the short term they will develop a commercialisation plan for their innovation. In the long term they will benefit from on-going support at their home institution, and access to an international network of peer innovators and mentors, in taking their commercialisation plan forward. The programme has the following primary aims: (i) To build the capacity for innovation and technology entrepreneurship in the partner country, to support its long-term social welfare and economic development; (ii) To establish international networks of innovators and technology entrepreneurs centred around The Academy’s Enterprise Hub.
The country, countries or regions that benefit from this Programme.
The current stage of the Programme, consistent with the International Aid Transparency Initiative's (IATI) classifications.
Programme budget and spend to date, as per the amounts loaded in financial system(s), and for which procurement has been finalised.
Help with participating organisations
Accountable:Organisation responsible for oversight of the activity
Extending: Organisation that manages the budget on behalf of the funding organisation.
Funding: Organisation which provides funds.
Implementing: Organisations implementing the activity.
Sector groups as a percentage of total Programme budget according to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) classifications.
A comparison across financial years of forecast budget and spend to date on the Programme.