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Finding value in complex biological data - integrated ‘omics - WEBINAR
Innovate UK and BBSRC are to invest up to £2.5 million to stimulate innovative, integrated approaches to biological systems. The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams.
These could become key technologies for growth in the UK economy through enabling quicker identification of promising products and services and de-risking development.
We are especially seeking projects that develop sustainable business models for SMEs to service innovation requirements of key industrial sectors such as pharmaceuticals and agri-tech.
Projects must be business-led, collaborative and include at least one micro company or SME as a lead or significant collaborator.
We have allocated up to £2 million to fund collaborative R&D projects. We expect total project costs to be between £250,000 and £400,000 and projects to last up to 2 years. A further £500,000 is available for smaller-scale feasibility study projects lasting 12 to18 months with total project costs up to £150,000.
Applicants cannot be a collaborator in more than 2 successful projects.
For both the CR&D and feasibility study projects small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.
The collaborative R&D and feasibility study elements of this competition open on 18 May 2015. The deadline for registration is noon on 24 June 2015. The deadline for completed feasibility study and collaborative R&D applications is noon on 1 July 2015. A briefing event for this competition will be held on 2 June 2015.
There are two consortium-building workshops, Edinburgh (17 March 2015) and Cambridge (24 March 2015).
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