UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for feasibility studies. These will be to support the development and manufacturing of needle free technologies to administer medicines.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1 million
Opens: 3rd Jan 2024
Closes: 14th Feb 2024
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million in innovation projects.
The aim of this competition is to fund feasibility studies investigating technologies enabling needle free administration of medicines.
These include the development of novel formulation approaches and manufacturing technologies for the dosage form applicable to therapeutics, including complex medicines and vaccines.
Your project must demonstrate the potential to make improvements in terms of:
Your project can focus on identifying, developing, and testing manufacturing methods for the formulation or administration methods for needle free delivery, of vaccines and medicines, including but not limited to:
Your project must:
Projects must always start on the first of the month and this must be stated within your application. Your project start date will be reflected in your grant offer letter if you are successful.
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian or Belarusian source.
If you have not requested approval or your application has not been approved by us, you will be made ineligible. Your application will then not be sent for assessment.
To lead a project or work alone you must:
More information on the different types of organisation can be found in our Funding rules.
Innovate UK particularly encourage first time applicants to apply.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once partners have accepted the invitation, they will be asked to login or to create an account in IFS. They are responsible for entering their own project costs and completing their Project Impact questions in the application.
To be an eligible collaboration, the lead and at least one other organisation must apply for funding when entering their costs into the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
Number of applications
A business can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in two further applications.
If a business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in any number of applications.
An academic institution, charity, not for profit research and technology organisation (RTO) or public sector organisation can collaborate on any number of applications.
Use of animals in research and innovation
Innovate UK expects and supports the provision and safeguarding of welfare standards for animals used in research and innovation, according to best practice and up to date guidance.
Any projects selected for funding which involve animals will be asked to provide additional information on welfare and ethical considerations, as well as compliance with any relevant legislation as part of the project start-up process. This information will be reviewed before an award is made.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.