UK businesses can apply for a share of £10 million for innovation projects in medicines manufacturing.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £6.3m
Opens: 12th Mar 2018
Closes: 9th May 2018
Up to £10 million available for innovation projects in medicine manufacturing focusing on specific technical or commercial challenges to be funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
This competition is aiming to encourage the development of innovative methods/technologies to improve the manufacture of novel medicine for human use.
Projects must show how they will improve the productivity, competitiveness and growth of at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) involved in the project.
Projects must be lead by a business and can either be carried out alone, or by a collaboration of businesses.
All projects must involve at least one SME, working alone or in collaboration with other organisations.
Projects can focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development.
For feasibility studies and industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Your proposal can include, but are not limited to, approaches that have the potential to deliver:
The medicines that are in scope and can be used as an example are limited to:
Your proposal must demonstrate:
Innovate UK are looking for, but not limited to, applications that address:
To be eligible for funding you must:
Projects should be between £50,000 and £1.5 million.
A total of £10 million is available in this competition.
Up to £1 million is available for projects with eligible costs up to £100,000; and up to £9 million is available for projects with eligible costs of up to £1.5 million.