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Investing in innovation

SynbiCITE investment in innovation

SynbiCITE has funding available to accelerate and enhance innovation in synthetic biology that meets clear selection criteria and can demonstrate significant commercial potential. These funds are allocated for proof of concept (PoC) projects where further validation of the technical, market or commercial concepts are required to make them attractive for investment by investors or product development by industry. SynbiCITE can also provide funding for larger collaborative projects in partnership with companies that need to accelerate projects beyond POC with the Development of Prototype (DoP) funding.

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Horizon 2020 UK

If you run a business or are an academic brimming with innovative ideas you can now take advantage of the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme with an available budget of €79bn.

With the emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, Horizon 2020's goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

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Rainbow Seed Fund at Midven

The synthetic biology portfolio in the £10M Rainbow Seed Fund is actively seeking investment proposals.

The fund will help companies in the early stages of their journey towards sustainability, through investment, strategic support and leveraging private capital.

Core partners in the Rainbow Seed Fund include BBSRC, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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Innovate UK funding competitions

Innovate UK fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

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