We launched our Collaborate to Innovate programme to over 150 people at The Wellcome Collection this month, to promote greater collaboration between small life sciences firms and leading academics. Applications are now open for up to £100,000 partnerships between SMEs and academics at London’s top universities, with the aim of increasing innovation and making products commercially viable.

Collaborate to Innovate or “C2N” wants to attract SMEs in England with innovation challenges in the broad health/life sciences domain. The programme will offer up to £100,000 support for collaborative projects, conducted with a research group from University College London, Kings College London, Imperial College London, or Queen Mary College London.

SMEs can apply HERE and we will determine whether the SME is eligible for this programme (details in link) and whether there is a suitable academic to partner with. We also accept applications from SMEs who have a specific collaboration partner in mind. Subsequently, the SME and the matched academic partner will submit the final project application by January 15, 2017.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Riam Kanso, Programme Manager of Collaborate to Innovate at riamkanso@medcityhq.com

C2N is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and managed by MedCity.