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Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIChas recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led projects with a total value of up to £250,000 that demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity.

Deadline for applications: 26th March 2015


Who can apply?

Any company-led team can apply so long as they have a commercial opportunity that could be met by the use of biotechnology. This could include new product or process development.

The Exemplar Programme is available to all companies from large to micro businesses with a sliding scale of IBioIC funding. IBioIC also offers personal one-to-one project consultations to all members to assist in the development of projects.


Further information

IBioIC aims to promote collaboration between universities and industry, to drive innovation, find commercial opportunities for new technology and ideas. The IBioIC Exemplar Programme aims to support projects that meet these criteria and that bring biotechnology closer to industrialisation.

All information relevant to this call can be found at

Deadline for applications: 26th March 2015

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