Non-animal technologies: business funding for new developments
£6 million in funding for innovative businesses to apply non-animal technologies to early development of new medicines and chemicals.
Innovate UK and its funding partners will support business projects to develop non-animal technologies.
If your company is looking to develop the commercial potential of your idea in this area, you could win a share of £6 million. Projects funded should help predict human and animal responses in:
- early drug development
- veterinary medicine development
- chemical development
- consumer product development
Our aim is not to just to replace animal models. We’re looking to produce better tests and systems that can accurately predict:
- environmental effects
Our funding partners are:
- the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
- the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- the Medical Research Council
- the competition opens on 23 March 2015
- we expect projects to last 2 to 3 years and to range in size from total costs of £500,000 to £1 million
- funding will be at 60% for SMEs and 50% for large companies
- a briefing day for potential applicants will be held in London on 26 March 2015 and a number of networking events will take place in February 2015
- this competition is open to businesses working in partnership with other businesses and/or academic and research organisations
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