Working with the National Centre for Universities and Business we are using its konfer platform for technology partnering to accelerate the commercial readiness of technologies with 3Rs potential by providing a route for academics and SMEs to showcase their models and tools to the wider scientific community to identify new partners and customers for further development, validation and use.
- To showcase a technology please contact the NC3Rs team. There is a template to complete to summarise the collaboration request, focusing on a short description of the technology including its potential applications and 3Rs impacts and the type of expertise that is sought.
- To discuss a technology showcased on the platform use the konfer connect function. This will send an automated contact request to the technology developer.
Collaborations established through konfer are eligible to apply for funding from the NC3Rs Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme which supports the wider adoption of 3Rs approaches. The scheme is open to academics and SMEs, with awards up to £75k over two years.
This platform replaces the CRACK IT Solutions technology partnering hub previously provided by the NC3Rs.
Below you can find details of ongoing calls for collaboration, which are also available to view via the konfer website.