The International Investment Initiative fund supports the scaling up of existing and strategically significant international research collaborations between English higher education providers and overseas universities and research organisations.
The International Investment Initiative (I3) fund aims to support the scaling up of existing strategically significant, internationally collaborative research relationships between English higher education providers and universities and research organisations outside the UK.
To scale up existing collaborations, the scheme focuses on higher education providers that can demonstrate existing research excellence, strategic alignment with partners, and evidence of an existing productive collaboration.
The objectives are to:
- increase the scale and impact of existing international research collaborations that are based on excellent research
- strengthen the contribution to our society of international collaborations involving English higher education providers, pushing the frontiers of human knowledge, delivering economic impact and creating societal impact by supporting communities to become enriched, healthier, resilient and sustainable
- contribute towards the delivery of government strategy, including the Industrial Strategy, by supporting sustained improvements in institutional capacity and capability in England.