UK businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to work with South African partners on precision medicine for non-communicable diseases and child health
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up £350k
Opens: 30th Jan 2017
Closes: 17th May 2017
The aim of this competition is to develop affordable gene-based diagnostic solutions and targeted treatments for one or more of the following health challenges in South Africa:
Innovate UK are looking to fund collaborative projects with South African partners. Projects should develop gene-based panels that help the understanding of patient diagnosis and response to treatment. These precision medicine projects must be targeted at non-communicable diseases and at improving child health in the South African population.
Projects should consider:
Projects and their outcomes must fit with official development assistance (ODA) criteria. This aims to boost economic development and have a positive social or environmental effect on the wider South African society.
To apply for a Newton Fund award, you must:
Funding and project details
All projects must involve at least one UK business and one South African research organisation or business. On the UK side, the project lead must be a business. The South African leads can be either a business or a research organisation.
Projects must focus on industrial research.
For industrial research, you could get:
For experimental development work packages, you could get:
Projects are expected to last up to 36 months. and to range in size from total costs of £300,000 to £500,000 on the UK side.