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Vaccines for global epidemics: apply for innovation funding

Innovative organisations are invited to apply for a share of £25 million to help develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.

Innovative organisations are invited to apply for a share of £25 million to help develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.

The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.

This competition aims to support the preclinical development of vaccines against 12 diseases. The UK Vaccine Network has identified these diseases as a priority as they have the potential to cause epidemics in low and middle-income countries.

The competition has 2 stages:

  • stage 1: exploring the scientific, technical and commercial feasibility of candidate vaccines and vaccine technologies. We expect projects to last for up to 12 months.
  • stage 2: carrying out late stage preclinical and early clinical work, based on the results of stage 1. We expect projects to last for up to 24 months.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council and Innovate UK.

Competition information

  • this competition is open now
  • the registration deadline is noon on Wednesday 21 December 2016
  • the application deadline is noon on Wednesday 4 January 2017
  • there will be a briefing event and webinar for potential applicants in London on Monday 31 October 2016
  • the competition is open to organisations of all sizes and types including academic, industry and government
Published 25 October 2016