Two funding calls have been created by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) at the University of Strathclyde to promote the use of its new open access facilities and to promote the academic talent that exists in Scotland.
Applications are being sought from projects that meet the criteria of the following funding competitions:
Following a £2.7-million investment from the Scottish Funding Council for the creation of two open access facilities, IBioC is inviting industry-led projects that require the use of the IBioC Equipment Centres’ resource to accelerate the development and commercialisation of industrial biotechnology.
Projects submitting applications should have a total value between £10,000 and £120,000 and time length of one to six months.
This competition will have four application assessment rounds: one began on 27 May, and the following three will be held from 31 July, 20 September and 30 November.
This competition is inviting applications from UK and international industry-led synthetic biology research projects that use the synthetic biology research capabilities of the Scottish higher Education Institutes (HEIs).
Applications are sought from projects with a total value of up to £500,000 and which demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity within the synthetic biology sector.
Expressions of interest for this competition should be submitted by 29 July, with the call closing on 12 August and successful projects being announced in October.