Sharing challenges

Research problems and challenges can be too big, too difficult, and too risky for individual companies to take on as this would mean exposure to unsustainable costs and resources. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) helps to address this challenge through support for a variety of partnership approaches that bring together companies and other research users with the research base.

Our research and technology clubs have been developed to:

  • fund high quality, innovative research in areas identified as strategically important by BBSRC and industry
  • supported jointly by BBSRC, other funding bodies and consortia of companies
  • operate by establishing funding pots to support academic research and encourage closer links between academia and industry.

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