CRACK IT – Challenges

A fund to support competitions which solve business and scientific 'challenges' and deliver commercial benefits.

Who it’s for

Industry, academics and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK interested in taking part in a challenge-led competition and working together to solve business and scientific ‘challenges’.

What you can get

The Crack-IT fund enables research to meet the challenges set by the NC3RS around:

  • discovery and application of new technologies
  • use of animals for scientific purposes

Solving these challenges will deliver:

  • improvements in business processes or the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement)
  • benefits through the development of a product that can be commercialised


National Centre for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

Find out more on the CRACK IT website
Published 30 October 2017