The University of Manchester

The University of ManchesterThe University of Manchester - National Graphene Institute ERDF Application and Business Plan

ekosgen worked with the University of Manchester to prepare both the ERDF and Major Projects paperwork for the National Graphene Institute (NGI). With an ERDF request of £23m it was one of the largest projects supported under the 2007-2013 Structural Funds programmes and had to be clearly demonstrate the case for intervention and benefits to be realised.

The team prepared a business case and remained in regular contact with the client team, DCLG and later the European Commission to ensure the project’s smooth progress through the application and appraisal process. The application was successful and the NGI was officially opened in March 2015.