UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to increase the manufacturing capacity of innovative genomic analysis technologies.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £5 million
Opens: 18th Jun 2018
Closes: 18th Jul 2018
Innovate UK have allocated up to £5 million to invest in innovative projects that will increase the UK commercial capacity to manufacture real time or rapid genomic analysis equipment such as high throughput nucleic acid sequencing.
This investment will be funded under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Projects need to demonstrate that the capital investment grant they are requesting will:
Projects should detail new products that will be manufacturing as a result of the funding.
Your idea will be subject to a 2 stage assessment consisting of this application and an interview panel.
Your project’s total costs should be up to £10 million. Projects must start in October 2018 and end by 31 March 2019. Projects should last 3 to 5 months.
Innovate UK are particularly encouraging applications that:
To lead a project you must:
To be eligible for funding you must:
This competition is for capital investment, including refurbishment and equipment. Funding cannot go towards salaries or consumables. Capital can include the cost of setting up equipment but not the costs of maintenance or staff.
Purchased equipment or refurbishment should be used for scale up of genomic analysis technology manufacturing at least 80% of the time.
The maximum funding for eligible project costs is: