Businesses can apply for a share of up to £11 million to industrialise and establish the large-scale manufacture of cell and gene therapies
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £1,750 000
Opens: 26th Sep 2016
Closes: 23rd Nov 2016
The aim of this competition is to stimulate UK manufacturing for businesses developing novel cell and gene therapies. Projects must focus on the industrialisation of the current manufacturing process for a cell or gene therapy. Innovate UK are particularly interested in funding projects that address one or more of the following:
You must also show how your project will improve business growth, productivity and/or export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
International partners are welcome to take part in a project but they are not eligible for Innovate UK funding.
Funding and project details
Projects are expected to focus mostly on industrial research, although there may be some elements of experimental development.
For industrial research, you could get:
• up to 70% of your eligible project costs if you are a small business
For projects that include experimental development work packages, you could get:
• up to 45% of your eligible project costs if you are a small business
Projects are expected to last 1 to 3 years and to range in size from total costs of £1 million to £2.5 million.