The Innovative Research Grant funding scheme is a new opportunity for researchers within and outside the EB field to explore innovative ideas in EB that could ultimately accelerate the field of EB research. The call is for: Concepts or technology that are novel, or new to EB, that had very limited or zero preliminary evidence for applicability to EB, but where there was a well-argued rationale for testing feasibility based on either understanding of the mechanisms or biology of EB, or parallel evidence from other conditions. The purpose of any grant made will be to gain preliminary evidence of feasibility and relevance. Research projects that ultimately benefit patients with EB e.g. improving their life quality (either short-term or long-term). Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is an orphan disease with no currently approved treatments and has a significant unmet medical need. EB is an inherited disorder that causes extreme skin fragility, leading to recurrent…
Your company is working on a solution that benefits the climate or the environment? Check the EU's LIFE programme: You might be eligible to receive up to 60% co-financing. The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programme on 28 April, with application deadlines in September 2017. Nearly €260 million in funding will be available for environment and climate projects ("traditional projects"). Looking for close-to-market projects We are particularly looking for close-to-market projects ie. projects that: Propose a new, demonstrative solution able to bring clear environmental and/or climate benefits e.g. in the fields of waste management, circular economy, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water; and Have a level of technical and business readiness allowing them to implement their solution in close-to-market conditions (i.e. at industrial or commercial scale) during the project duration.  In business terms 'clean-tech business' might sound more familiar; we are basically…

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