As part of HEFCE’s £2 million programme to strengthen and broaden support for Social Enterprise in Higher Education Institutions, UMIP is delighted to announce the Social Enterprise Competition Round 2 is NOW OPEN.
The University of Manchester continues to develop an ecosystem of support for budding Social Entrepreneurs and the UMIP Social Enterprise Competition not only offers prize money for winners but also provides a series of mentoring opportunities, business development sessions and further funding opportunities.
The competition will close on the 13th June 2014 however, we strongly advise candidates to submit an application as soon as possible to receive feedback from the team and to improve the chances of being successful.
• Are you a member of staff or an academic at The University of Manchester?
• Do you have an idea that could have a social or environmental application/ output?
Then we want to hear from you!
If you’re not sure what makes a social enterprise, or how to go about starting, just get in touch. We’re happy to talk to interested candidates.
To find out more about Social Enterprise and how to apply to the competition please visit: www.umi3.com/social-enterprise
Student social entrepreneurs will be able to apply for funding via the Manchester Enterprise Centre Venture Further Competition (https://mec.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Enterpriseactivities/Competitions.aspx )
The University of Manchester has been selected as one of 56 partner institutions in the HEFCE/UnLtd Higher Education Support Programme and has been actively seeking entrepreneurial staff, students and alumni to enter the UMI3 Social Enterprise Competition.
Inspirational workshops such as the Social Enterprise Brief Case (SEBC) has really motivated individuals to come forward and submit applications. The sustainability of a social enterprise idea is one of the key points to address for the competition and by participating in workshops and utilising tools such as the Brief Case individuals can be guided through the thought process to produce a well-rounded proposal.
The Social Enterprise Brief Case, a workshop and workbook designed by specialist innovation company Novomodo Ltd, to inspire social enterprise thinking in Higher Education was recently launched at The University of Manchester Innovation Centre. Twenty five attendees including members of staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students experienced a blend of tools and techniques to help them think about social enterprise and put their ideas in motion. A series of surgeries on specific ideas was run in parallel to the main group sessions.
The Social Enterprise Brief Case workbook has been designed to assist University members of staff or students in addressing the key building blocks of a social enterprise, utilising easy to use tools to help them along the journey. It allows users to put together an outline describing their idea and how they would implement it (the ‘Brief Case’) so they can apply for funding to try it out.
To find out more about the Social Enterprise Brief Case contact Novomodo Ltd on email@example.com