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New SBRI Competition from NC3Rs - CRACK IT Challenges 2017



The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base through the application of the 3Rs. 


NC3Rs have launched their 2017 CRACK IT Challenges designed to: 

  • Fund collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs
  • Minimise the use of animals in research
  • Support the development of marketable products and/or improved business processes


The 2017 Two Phase Challenges each have Phase 1 funding of £100k plus up to £1m for Phase 2:


The 2017 Single Phase Challenge is Challenge 28: “RespiraTox”: In silico model for predicting human respiratory irritation. (Sponsored by Shell). Phase 1 funding of up to £100k is available.


For more information on these Challenges and to apply, please visit the CRACK IT website. The competition will be launched at an event in central London on 7 September 2017; for more information and to register please click here.


The deadlines for applications are 12.00pm (noon) GMT on:

  •   8 November 2017 (Two Phase Challenges-Phase1)
  • 15 November 2017 (Single Phase Challenge)