£2.8 million available for four new Challenges: applications sought from SME and academic consortia.
The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs, co-funding provided by Arthritis Research UK (“Osteo-chip”) and ESPRC (“Osteo-chip” and “Maximise”) and supported by Innovate UK (SBRI) with in-kind contribution from the Sponsors. There are nine Sponsors (Arthritis Research UK, GlaxoSmithKline, MRC Harwell, Roche, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Syngenta and Dow Agrosciences).
Full details of the Challenges and Sponsors can be found here.
An event will be hosted to launch the competition in central London on 8 September 2016, providing invaluable access to potential new partners and to the Challenge Sponsors. Networking at the event is intended to stimulate discussion between applicants and Sponsors to help put together a winning application.
This event is free to attend but registration is essential. Please register before 1 September 2016.
More information on NC3Rs website