The Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), is launching a competition to stimulate innovation in the food and drink sector.
£6.25m will be available to support feasibility and collaborative R&D projects that enable the development of innovative technologies and processes, with an emphasis on the provision of ‘healthy’ and ‘safe’ foods.
Proposals should be business led and must clearly present the benefits to business. The competition for collaborative R&D funding opens on 9 May 2011.
Up to £5.75m is available for collaborative R&D projects that are led by a business of any size and undertaken by consortia comprising at least two partners (either business or academia). Total project costs will be £100k – £500k and they are likely to last between one and three years.
For futher details on the feasibility competition click here