Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Leading-edge Healthcare funding – Competition Briefing events
Business Secretary Greg Clark this week launched a comprehensive funding programme in leading-edge healthcare – part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investments first announced in April 2017. This was launched alongside the Life Sciences Industrial strategy from Professor Sir John Bell which sets out industry recommendations for the long-term success of UK life sciences.
The Leading-Edge Healthcare programme represents £146 million investment over 4 years to develop first-of-a-kind technologies for the manufacture of medicines that will speed up patient access to new drugs and treatments, improve public health and build the export strength of the UK’s medicines sector.
KTN will host briefing events on the following areas for which there will be associated competitions. Please note, places are limited and if events are oversubscribed places may have to be allocated by KTN – we will ensure relevant information gets to all interested parties by other means.
· Medicines Manufacturing Round 1: Challenge Fund
£15m competition for collaborative R&D innovation funding through a competition to support SMEs working in these areas
· Vaccines Development and Manufacturing Centre
To develop and manufacture vaccines for clinical trials and prepare for emergency epidemic threats, the government is investing £66m in a new centre of excellence.
Competition Briefing Event: 25 September, London, Register here
· Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre
A £13m competition to establish a new centre, in partnership with industry, that will accelerate the adoption of emerging and novel technologies.
Competition Briefing event: 21 September, Glasgow, Register here
· Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre
£30m investment to establish a network of three centres, based in hospitals, that will transform the UK’s ability to develop and deliver cell and gene therapies to a larger number of patients.
Competition Briefing event: 26 September, York, Register here