Engineering Biology Collaborative Research and Development Round 1

Innovate UK will invest up to £7 million in this Engineering Biology collaborative research and development (CR&D) competition. This competition is part of UKRI’s National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP).

The aim of this competition is to deliver business led research and development (R&D) that will:


  • lead to new Engineering Biology products, processes or services
  • de-risk the adoption of new Engineering Biology technologies that offer high market potential.
BBSRC follow-on fund

Your proposal must align with one or more of the NEBP themes or focus on cross cutting technology or service development.

The NEBP themes are:

  • food systems
  • biomedicine
  • clean growth
  • environmental solutions

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.

This competition closes at 11am on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Funding for this opportunity is subject to business case approval by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury.

Please visit the GOV.UK website for full information.