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 feasibility opens on 9 May 2011.
Up to £500k is available for small-scale technical feasibility studies in early stage, high risk, applied research, with each project attracting up to £25k funding. Projects may be undertaken by a small to medium sized single business or with one other entity (either business or academia), and are expected to last three to six months.
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