Thinking Globally; Linking Locally

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham


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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills.  The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities.  This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes.  Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.
Description Collaboration between University of Birmingham and Crescendo Biologics
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Organisation Crescendo Biologics 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2019
Description Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC)
Amount £7,288,447 (GBP)
Funding ID 104232 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021