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Other Sources of Funds

There are various funding initiatives for "Knowledge Transfer" activity and the PBL TDP Scheme may have synergy with some, although we perceive it will plug a significant gap. We do not attempt to describe all these here but at the time of writing (March 2004) the following may help paint the broader picture.

BBSRC Follow-on Funding

A pilot scheme launched late 2003, closed first call January 2004. Aims to support the development and examination of a concept that has arisen under Research Council funding, to establish its commercial feasibility and technical merit. Does not support IP costs.

ICENI Seed Fund

A £4m seed-capital fund established under the UK Government's University Challenge scheme, as a partnership between The University of East Anglia, The University of Essex, The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory, The Institute for Food Research and PBL. Aims to make seed-capital investments into spin-out companies and technology commercialisation projects originating in the partner research institutions.

Rainbow Seed Fund

A £4m seed capital fund established under the first round of the UK Government's PSRE scheme initially by certain Public sector research establishments (CCLRC, NERC, DSTL, PPARC and UKAEA), and recently extended by a further £2m from the PSRE Fund to include the BBSRC network. Funds seed-capital investments into spin-out companies and technology commercialisation projects originating in the partner Research Council-funded research institutions.

 

The TDP Scheme in a Nutshell

Summary and Overview

What is a Technology Development Project (TDP)?

IP Management and Subsequent Commercialisation Activity

TDP Investment Programme

Making Proposals for TDP Funding

Other Sources of Funds

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