NPRONET - Natural products discovery and bioengineering network

Funding

Proof of Concept Funding

NPRONET Proof of Concept (PoC) funds (ca £1.0 million in total) are available to support projects (nominally 6 months) in the area of Natural products discovery and bioengineering and can be used to work up project ideas for further applications to RCUKand other funding bodies. Funding is available to members of NPRONET who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/grants-guide/). Up to 20% of PoC project value can be subcontracted to industry to buy a service or to an SME to facilitate involvement.

4th call now closed  

Download your Proof of concept application form in the members area

Projects funded – Call 1Call 2Call 3

Calls will be announced following events, via email and twitter. Make sure you follow us @NPRONET_NIBB and become a member for the latest news!

£10k – Business Interaction Vouchers (200k in total)

BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers are to encourage collaboration between industrial and academic partners within NPRONET. The vouchers are up to £10k in value (inclusive of VAT) and must be matched by the industrial partner in cash or in kind. Funding is available to members of NPRONET who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/grants-guide/). The vouchers are awarded to the academic partner to tackle a problem relevant to the industrial partner. Funding calls will remain open for the lifetime of the network. Next deadline 6th October, 2017

These vouchers are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner that are likely to lead to outcomes of:

  • a longer-term relationship
  • improved interaction
  • new research technology transfer projects

Download your Business Interaction Vouchers application form in the members area

Funded BIV Projects