Industry Partnership Seed Funding Call

We invite organizations to apply for the water@leeds Industry Partnership Seed Funding call.

The aim of this call is to support exploration of Knowledge Exchange and new partnership activities that can progress towards new funding bids (e.g. Innovate UK) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2021.


  • Funding can be used for activities such as proof of concept projects or market research and will comprise members of water@leeds and your business.
  • All projects must include a water@leeds academic collaborator and we anticipate that we will fund 3 projects of £5K each.
  • Work must be completed by 31st of July 2021. Successful applicants must provide an impact summary, describing the work undertaken and key outcomes to be developed in the future.

Let us know what you need

submit your proposal by returning this form Application_SeedFunding Call _2020 to

If you would like to discuss your ideas beforehand, please contact our Associate Director for Impact,  Professor Paul Kay who leads business partnerships for water@leeds.