Mechanising and improving advanced therapy manufacture

8 September 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3.7 million for research and development projects to improve manufacturing of advanced therapies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

  • Competition opens: Tuesday 27 August 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 25 September 2019 12:00pm


Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £3.7 million in innovation projects. These will be to allow robust process design for the manufacture of advanced therapies.

The aim of this competition is to encourage inventors of advanced therapies to introduce affordable technology during early innovation stages. This technology will enable them to reproduce the manufacture of their product at a commercial scale.

Your proposal should describe how new tools will make the manufacture of the product less dependent on human operators. Industry co-funding must be contributed at a rate of no less than 50% of total project costs.

Your application must be collaborative.

The competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated.

Funding type


Project size

Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £1 million and £2 million.

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