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Research Ventures Catalyst: open for applications

By July 28, 2023August 2nd, 2023No Comments

The Research Ventures Catalyst (RVC) programme is open for initial proposals to establish new organisational models to tackle a research challenge across any discipline. This opportunity is open to applicants hosted at a research organisation or a small or medium size enterprise (SME).

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) is initially inviting bids for up to £100,000 of ‘seed corn’ funding, which is available to support successful applicants in developing full plans for their new research ventures.

Only applicants that are successful in receiving seed corn funding will be invited to submit full plans, which will then be assessed and DSIT may ultimately provide up to £25 million of government funding per successful application. Proposals will also need to attract co-investment from partners in industry, philanthropic organisations or other third sector bodies.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for researchers to put forward ideas to pilot new collaborative approaches for performing science in the UK that are not currently captured elsewhere in the UK science landscape.

To successfully apply to the Research Ventures Catalyst (RVC) programme you must submit your stage 1 proposal via this Microsoft Form by October 23, 2023, 23:59.

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