UK organisations working with research organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to support the creation of a network of advanced therapies treatment centres.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up ro £6.3m
Opens: 29th Sep 2017
Closes: 1st Nov 2017
The aim of this competition is to encourage the development and implementation of innovative methods or technologies that will scale up the delivery of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in hospitals. These therapies and their production will be disruptive to the current clinical treatment setting and systems. These can include, but are not limited to approaches that:
Innovate UK is to invest up to £30 million to establish a network of 3 advanced therapies treatment centres in the UK.
You can only use ATMPs as examples.
Your proposal must improve business growth and productivity, or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
All of the centres that receive funding will form a network. This will be co-ordinated through the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult.
The 3 successful centres will eligible to apply for up to £6 million of additional funding in 2018 for network projects and related activities.
Specific competition themes
The following applications are particularly encouraged:
To lead a project you must:
Any one business may be involved in up to 3 applications to this competition, but can only be the lead partner in one application. RTOs cannot lead applications but are not limited in the number of applications where they can be a collaborator.
Your project must be collaborative and include at least 3 grant-claiming organisations.
Funding and project details
Up to £30 million has been allocate to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Your project must focus on innovative methods to increase delivery of, and patient treatment with, ATMPs as outlined in the scope.
Your project must involve at least:
Total project costs should be between £6 million and £9 million.
Projects can focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development. This will depend on the challenge.
For technical feasibility studies and industrial research, you could get funding for your eligible project costs up to 70% if you are an SME.
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get up to 45% of your eligible project costs if you are an SME.