Engineering Biology Collaborative Research and Development Round 1

  • 11:00, 29 Mar 23 - 11:00, 29 Mar 23
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UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7million to develop Engineering Biology (EngBio) technologies, processes, products and services, or apply Engineering Biology to societal challenges.

  • Competition opens: Monday 30 January 2023
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 29 March 2023 11:00am

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will invest up to £7 million in this Engineering Biology collaborative research and development (CR&D) competition. This competition is part of UKRI’s National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP).

The aim of this competition is to deliver business led research and development (R&D) that will:

  • lead to new Engineering Biology products, processes or services
  • de-risk the adoption of new Engineering Biology technologies that offer high market potential.

Your proposal must align with one or more of the NEBP themes or focus on cross cutting technology or service development. The NEBP themes are:

  • food systems
  • biomedicine
  • clean growth
  • environmental solutions


Your project’s total costs must be between £100,000 and £500,000.