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Funding competition: UK Regulatory Science and Innovation Networks – Discovery phase

By December 15, 2023No Comments

Collaborations of UK based organisations can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 to develop proposals for Regulatory Science and Innovation Networks in their area – closes 31 January 2024.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £7.5 million, up to 2025, to support the creation of regulatory science and innovation networks across the UK.

The aim of this competition is to support the development of proposals for virtual networks of expertise in regulatory science that generate research-based evidence and insights.

‘Regulatory science’ is defined as the science of developing new tools and approaches that enhance regulatory decision making across product lifecycles (such as approvals, ongoing safety and performance monitoring), and support policymaking that enables agile and proportionate regulation in response to innovation.

This investment will help unlock its potential by giving organisations the capacity to collaborate in developing new tools, data sets and approaches that lead to the development of policies that best promote innovation.

This is phase one of a two phase competition:

  • UK Regulatory Science and Innovation Networks – Discovery (this competition)
  • UK Regulatory Science and Innovation Networks – Implementation

At this Discovery phase we will support projects to:

  • build relationships
  • complete background information and data gathering
  • develop a proposal for the Implementation phase

Only successful applicants at this Discovery phase will be invited to apply for the Implementation phase.

To lead a collaboration your organisation must be a UK registered:

The lead organisation must:

  • collaborate with other eligible UK registered organisations
  • not act in any way to gain selective commercial or economic advantage from the outputs of this collaboration

This competition closes on 31 January 2024. You can apply here.