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Jul 10

SBRI competition guidance: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans

SBRI-Healthcare-Logo-largeThe Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will invest up to £10 million to address the problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This will be across 2 competition strands:

Strand 1
Up to £5 million is available to explore the scientific and technical feasibility of innovative solutions. This will be through proof of concept studies, for infection prevention, and the development of new therapies and vaccines in relation to AMR. Individual contracts will be for up to £500,000 including VAT and 12 month duration. We expect to award up to 12 contracts.

Strand 2
Up to £5 million is available to projects at a more advanced stage of development. Individual contracts for this strand will be for projects up to £2 million including VAT and a duration of between 12 and 24 months. We expect to award up to 4 contracts.

This strand is aimed at the tech

Clinical evaluation of a scientific idea in relation to:

  • infection prevention
  • the development of new therapies and vaccines and can include proof of concept in a model system
  • progression of a technical evaluation to the point of readiness for clinical testing
  • the demonstration of effectiveness in humans, patients or the relevant environment

Competition opens: 16 July 2018
Final date for registration: 22 August 2018

How to apply
Before you apply into this SBRI competition, it is important to understand the whole application process. The information below is specific to this competition and may differ from Innovate UK’s general guidance for applicants.

Register: you will receive an email acknowledgement of your registration followed by a second email up to 48 hours later. The second email will contain a username and password for our secure upload facility along with a unique application number and form.

Application: once you have received your unique username and password, you can sign in to the secure website to access additional documentation for this competition.

You should submit:

  • your application form with your unique application number for this competition
  • project appendices as PDF documents, labelled with your application number
  • All applications will be treated in confidence.

The application process for the SBRI competition requires the completion of the Application Form. You must follow the directions in the guidance when submitting your application. Do not send by post or any other means than as directed in the guidance.

Assessment: once the competition submission deadline is reached, your application is sent for assessment

Interview: strand 2 applicants who are successful at the written stage will need to present to an expert panel and be interviewed. Further details about the interview process will be provided to successful applicants.

Notification: we will notify you of the outcome of your application on the date stated in the timeline.

Feedback: we will give feedback to successful and unsuccessful applicants approximately 4 weeks after you have been notified of the decision. You can access the feedback by signing into the secure website where you uploaded your application documents. No additional feedback can be provided and there will be no further discussion on the application.

For all the latest information and to apply please click here