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August 2006/30 (web only)
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Allocation of funds

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Higher Education Innovation Fund round 3

Funding allocations

This document lists the funding allocated through the third round of the Higher Education Innovation Fund over the two years 2006-07 and 2007-08. It also provides details of the calculation of formula allocations, the assessment of institutional plans, the award process for the competitive element of the initiative, and the assessment of update reports from Centres for Knowledge Exchange.


To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Other bodies with an interest in HEIF 3
Of interest to those responsible for: Interactions between HE and business, the public sector and the wider community; Contract and collaborative research; Continuing vocational education or professional development; Strategic planning; Regional economic development; Knowledge transfer and exchange
Reference: 2006/30
Publication date: August 2006
Enquiries to: Alice Frost, HEFCE
tel 0117 931 7101
e-mail a.frost@hefce.ac.uk

Alex Thompson, HEFCE
tel 0117 931 7401
e-mail a.thompson@hefce.ac.uk

Ashley Malster, Office of Science and Innovation
tel 020 7215 3866
e-mail ashley.malster@dti.gsi.gov.uk

Executive summary (read on-line)


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Annex A HEIF 3 final formula allocations and data used in allocation model

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Annex C HEIF 3 Competitive element final awards

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Annex D HEIF 3 Continuation funding allocations for Centres for Knowledge Exchange

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Executive summary

Purpose

1.   This document lists the funding allocated through the third round of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF 3) over the two years 2006-07 and 2007-08. It also provides details of the calculation of formula allocations, the assessment of institutional plans, the award process for the competitive element of the initiative, and the assessment of update reports from Centres for Knowledge Exchange.

Key points

2.   HEIF 3 is a joint initiative from HEFCE and the Office of Science and Innovation. It provides funding to higher education institutions (HEIs) in England to support a broad range of knowledge transfer activities resulting in direct and indirect economic benefit to the UK.

3.   Under HEIF 3, a formula allocation was available to all HEFCE-funded HEIs, and continuation funding was available to the 22 Centres for Knowledge Exchange initiated under HEIF 2. We also invited bids from eligible HEIs under a competitive funding element. This was focused on innovative proposals that would extend the boundaries of effective knowledge transfer and exchange and achieve economies of scale.

4.   The invitation and guidance for institutional plans and competitive bids was issued in HEFCE 2005/46.

Action required

5.   No action is required