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Transforming Cancer Therapeutics

Fund Name

Innovate UK Transforming Cancer Therapeutics

Project Length

6-24 months

Project Value

£150k - £4m

Deadline

24.01.2024

Innovate UK will invest up to £10 million to support innovation projects that focus on advancing next-generation immunotherapies for cancer or life-changing treatment options for childhood cancers.

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Fund details

Your project can include:

  • experimental evaluation at laboratory scale
  • use of in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate proof of concept or safety
  • exploration of potential production mechanisms
  • prototyping
  • product development planning
  • intellectual property protection
  • a demonstration of clinical utility and effectiveness
  • a demonstration of safety and efficacy including phase 1 and 2 clinical trials
  • regulatory planning

Specific themes

  • next generation immunotherapies and immunomodulatory drugs
  • manipulation of the tumour microenvironment to promote immune responses against solid tumours
  • novel therapeutics that consider the unique characteristics of paediatric or young people’s cancers
  • clinical decision support tools to optimise therapeutic dosing for children and young people

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total costs between £150,000 and £4 million
  • not exceed a grant request of £2 million
  • have at least 50% of the total project costs shared by the SMEs, if collaborative
  • start by 1 Aug 2024
  • end by 31 July 2026
  • last between 6 and 24 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Funding

Up to £10 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition. Funding will be in the form of a grant. You must not claim more than £2 million in grant against your total project costs. A minimum of 50% of your total eligible project costs must be incurred by SMEs, if collaborative.

For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 50% if you are a large organisation

For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 45% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 35% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 25% if you are a large organisation

 

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