UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2 million
Opens: 7th Dec 2022
Closes: 1st Feb 2023
Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), all part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £2 million for this competition. The funding will support research and innovation projects to develop sustainable biomanufacturer based products.
The aim of this competition is to develop the design and delivery of new and disruptive sustainable biomanufacturing by 2050. Enabling the UK to be more globally competitive by supporting feasibility studies with collaborative development across different industries and sectors.
The need for change is driven by the three strategic imperatives:
Your proposal must support organisations in biomanufacturing in the future to be:
Your project must address the challenge of developing innovations in sustainable biomanufacturing processes.
This can be by:
Your project must focus on one or more of the following themes:
Your project must:
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, Belarusian or Myanmar entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian, Belarusian or Myanmar source.
To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
If the lead organisation is an academic institution, research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, not for profit or public sector organisation it must collaborate with at least one business of any size.
Applications involving collaborations with academics, research organisations and micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and are limited to no more than 20% of the project’s total eligible costs.
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.
A business can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
Innovate UK cannot fund projects that are:
Up to £2 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects for this competition.
If your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
For feasibility studies projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 50% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Of that 50% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.