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Visit our new CRACK IT Innovation Platform website

07 May 2019
Screenshot of the CRACK IT Innovation Platform website

Our new Innovation Platform website is now live.

As well as showcasing projects funded through our CRACK IT programme, the Innovation Platform will connect researchers across sectors and disciplines to accelerate the development, application and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies.

We launched CRACK IT in 2011 to support researchers in accessing the facilities, expertise and technologies required to realise the scientific, commercial and animal welfare benefits of 3Rs technologies. To date, over 100 companies and institutions have collaborated through CRACK IT and £22.1m has been committed to our two programmes: CRACK IT Challenges, which funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve scientific and business challenges relating to the 3Rs; and CRACK IT Solutions, a technology partnering hub designed to accelerate the wider scientific and commercial application of technologies with potential 3Rs impacts.

The Innovation Platform has been designed to make it easier to learn more about the outputs of Challenges and Solutions, as well as how you can get involved. New features include:

  • Tabs: pages are split into tabbed sections to help you quickly find the information you’re most interested in.
  • Timelines: Challenge pages now feature a timeline that more clearly demonstrates the progress of each project. You can also sign up to receive notifications when updates are made.
  • Product pages: these contain more information about the commercial outputs of CRACK IT funding, including how you can access the emerging 3Rs technologies and services.

Visit to explore the Innovation Platform and learn more.

Screenshot of the Innovation Platform timeline


Screenshot of the Innovation Platform product pages


Screenshot of the Innovation Platform solutions page