2015 Consortia building workshops for Non-Animal Technologies (NAT) Call 2: Advancing the development and application of NAT through collaborative research and development
Innovate UK, the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals in Research (NC3Rs), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are collaborating on a programme to support the development of non-animal technologies to improve product development across a range of industries.
The overall budget and call documentation for the second call will be finalised this month but will build on the feasibility study call launched in 2014. To support the generation of imaginative ideas, and high potential proposals into the call, a series of networking and partnering workshops to facilitate consortia-building will be held in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
The main focus of each workshop is the networking sessions to build consortia to enter the competition. Online networking facilities will be available for all participants prior to the event. To maximise this opportunity to make new contacts you will be asked to add your profile details to an online website to enable you to schedule meetings with fellow delegates. In addition we recommend you bring with you a single slide describing your technology and need for partnership for the capability showcase session and a portrait style A2 poster to stimulate discussion with other attendees.
Each workshop will include a series of short scene-setting presentations to highlight the scope of the competition (please see the programme below).
Potential applicants to the call are strongly recommended to attend at least one of these events to gain insight into the competition aims and scope and meet a wide range of potential partners. Attendance at the workshops is free, but registration is essential.
The registration deadline is 09 February 2015 for the London workshop. There are also workshops running in Manchester (16 February 2015, register here) and Edinburgh (19 February 2015, register here).