£750,000 of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition. Up to £3 million will also be made available for Phase 2. Funding will be considered on a per-project basis.
This CDE themed competition is looking for synthetic biology approaches to produce novel materials to address defence challenges. Novel materials with enhanced performance in a variety of applications will enhance defence and security, while also having civilian, commercial uses.
This Phase 1 competition seeks proposals for short-term, highly innovative, proof-of-concept research that bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers who use synthetic biology in the design and/or development of next-generation structural and functional materials.
Proposals that aim to address the technical challenges associated with developing the following solutions will be of particular interest:
protective applications, such as novel armour solutions
enhanced resistance to corrosion
Further details and call documentation can be accessed via the CDE website
This competition closes on Thursday 14 April 2016 at 5pm
. Proposals must be submitted to CDE's online portal.
Application Process and supporting downloads
This competition is run by the Centre for Defence Enterprise, which has its own application process and terms and conditions.
Open Date: 21 January, 2016
Close Date: 14 April, 2016
Contracts awarded: June 2016
Call: 03067 704236