IBioIC call for applications: £1million Synthetic Biology Accelerator

29 Jun 2016

SCI is pleased to bring you news from our collaborative partner the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). This centre was set up in 2014 to bridge the gap between education and industry, with a particular focus of stimulating the growth and success of industrial biotechnology in Scotland.

IBioIC is currently inviting applications for a project competition for UK and international industry-led collaborative research projects that use the synthetic biology research capabilities of the Scottish Higher Education Institutes (HEIs). Applications are requested with a total project value of up to £500,000 that demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity within the synthetic biology sector.

IBioIC has allocated up to £1 million ($1.5 million) to this competition. Projects with a total value of up to £500,000 can submit an application.

IBioIC will support up to £200,000 towards the HEI partner costs. This IBioIC contribution will only be made to the HEI(s) and shall not exceed 50% of total project costs, the other 50% must consist of eligible company costs and HEI contribution, whether that be further contribution to the HEI(s) or internal costs.

For further information on the call or funding please contact Samantha Reilly on 0141 548 5940 (Samantha.Reilly@ibioic.com)

Synthetic Biology in Scotland

Synthetic biology is growing in Scotland, with special capabilities in the enabling products technologies. Scotland is rich in academic talent in synthetic biology, with most of this concentrated in the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. However, there are additional groups in all 14 of IBioIC academic partner institutions. IBioIC provides a focal point to directly connect all of these HEIs to industry.

Key Dates

Call opens

20 April 2016

Deadline to submit expression of interest

29 July 2016

Call closes (5pm)

12 August 2016

Successful projects announced

October 2016

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