The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced the Industrial Partnership Awards (IPAs), a scheme that encourages significant involvement with industry partners. The scheme allows companies registered in the UK, or who have a UK R&D/manufacturing site to work equally on research with academic partners. Companies from outside the UK may be worked with on a case by case basis.
Companies are expected to contribute at least 10% of the overall budget as cash. Funding is only available for organisations eligible for BBSRC support; IPA projects are normally funded in preference to standard grants of equivalent scientific merit.
Responsive mode priorities include:
- Food, nutrition and health
- Healthy ageing across the lifecourse
- Reducing waste in the food chain
- Technology development for the biosciences
The deadline for the scheme is 17 January 2018, at 16:00. For further advice, please contact Ehren Milner (firstname.lastname@example.org).