Ignite: One programme, a wealth of inspiring ideas
Community-university partnerships make a difference. They enrich teaching and can offer innovative ways of engaging communities with research but, just as importantly, can give tangible benefits for local people. We know because at the University of Brighton we have run a longstanding research programme to create new knowledge on how to undertake co-produced projects of reciprocal benefit to communities and universities. We have used this knowledge to develop Ignite – an innovative project for developing new community-university partnerships in just 12 months.
Funded by UK Research and Innovation, as part of their SEE-PER initiative, Ignite consists of an incubator model for finding and fostering new partnerships including seed funding. Additionally, it has a framework for supporting research and community partners in their first year of working together, including those new to co-production.
Commencing in October 2018, the Ignite project has resulted in seven new partnerships with outcomes that far exceeded expectations. Find out more by exploring the pages below.
If you would like to find out more about the Ignite programme contact Dr Nicolette Fox, CUPP’s Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.