Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to invest up to £3.5 million in innovation projects.
The aim of this competition is to stimulate the development and implementation of innovative technologies in biomanufacturing. The objective is to build the desired flexibility and technical capabilities required for the development and economically sustainable production of the next generation vaccines and therapies.
The bilateral research and development (R&D) collaborations between UK and Canada will enable both countries to be well positioned to respond to future health emergencies.
Your proposal must contribute to the development of innovative technology that enables flexible, scalable, efficient and cost effective manufacturing of novel biological therapeutic products and delivery systems. It must demonstrate high potential for commercialisation.
In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.
This competition closes at 5pm UK time (which is 9am PDT and 12pm EDT) on the deadline stated.
This competition will foster and support collaborative research and development (CR&D) in biomanufacturing through Canadian and UK partnerships. The aim of this competition is to stimulate the development and implementation of innovative technologies in biomanufacturing.
Your joint Canadian and UK project must focus on innovative technologies that enable the development and manufacturing of novel biological therapeutic products and delivery system, which can include:
This list is not exhaustive.
We want to fund a variety of projects across different technologies and themes . We call this a portfolio approach.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following enabling technologies for biologics and advanced therapies:
We will fund feasibility projects, industrial research projects and experimental development projects, as defined in the guidance on categories of research.
We are not funding projects that are:
We cannot fund projects that are: