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Third party funding opportunities

Global Research Challenges Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund allocates funds through the UK research councils to research projects which meet the needs of developing countries. This is a £1.5Bn fund to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. For more details and a list of open GCRF calls, announcements and reports, visit http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/

Horizon 2020

For an update from Innovate UK on what Horizon 2020 is and how to apply for funding see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/horizon-2020-what-it-is-and-how-to-apply-for-funding

Bioeconomy in Horizon 2020 including calls details for 2018-2020 – https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/bioeconomy

For full details of all funding available through Horizon 2020, please visit https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/

Newton Fund

The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries. For more facts and information about the fund and current funding opportunities, please visit http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/

Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund (ISCF) was announced in November 2016 to help Britain capitalise on its strengths in cutting-edge research including in the area of biotechnology. For further information about the challenges which have been supported to date, please visit http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/iscf/ As part of the ISCF, the Science and Technology Facilities Council launched the Bridging for Innovators (B4I) funding programme in 2017, supporting UK Industry to improve productivity and overcome production issues. Full details of how to apply are available at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/research-grants/funding-opportunities/closing-calls/bridging-for-innovators-funding-programme/

Innovate UK

Innovate UK drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. For further details of current funding opportunities, please visit https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/search

IB Catalyst

Full details of all IB Catalyst Projects awarded since 2014 can be found in http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/ib-catalysts-funded-grants-pdf/

It was announced on 26th May 2016 that “The funders have no immediate plans for a further round of IB Catalyst beyond the projects announced today. This is following a review of individual Delivery Plans and budget allocations. The first four rounds of Catalyst funding will be reviewed as they progress, and the funders remain committed to supporting the development of the UK industrial biotechnology sector while future funding for the Catalyst is explored.”

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