Innovate UK is to invest up to £11 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate large-scale manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy sector.
They are seeking proposals to industrialise established manufacturing processes for cell and gene therapies. The aim of this competition is to develop the manufacturing capability of candidate cell and gene therapies so they are ready for pivotal clinical trials and early market supply.
About the funding
They expect projects to range in size from total costs of £1 million to £2.5 million. They may consider projects outside this range if you contact them before 2 November to discuss. Projects should last between 1 and 3 years.
Projects must be collaborative and must include at least one UK-registered small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). A business must lead the project.
Competition Briefing event
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is orgainsing a briefing event for this competition, which can be attended in person in London, or by webcast, on 5th October 2016.
Competition opens: 26 September 2016
Registration deadline: noon on 16 November 2016
Application deadline: noon on 23 November 2016
Briefing event: 5 October 2016
Find out more
The competition briefing document can be downloaded from the Innovate UK competition page at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-cell-gene-therapies-industrial-manufacture
KTN's sector experts will be happy to discuss proposals with you, and can help to identify potential project partners: