The Biofortification Hub offers funding to support innovative research via Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) to encourage and support collaboration between academics and industry in the area of biofortification.
The vouchers will help resource small, confidence-building activities between an academic partner and industry-based partner(s) that are likely to:
Instigate an interaction
Test the potential for a substantive interaction
Lead to new research technology transfer projects
OPEN BIV call (2023): Biofortification of food, feed and fodder
Deadline to submit proposal 01-06-2023 – call closed
Membership of the biofortification hub is encouraged but not mandatory to apply for BIV funding. You can become a member simply by filling the form online.
Detailed guidelines about BIV funding and how to apply are available in the download section.
BIV funded projects:
Successful applicant(s) will provide a public summary of the project (150 works)
All successful applicants (including co-investigators and industry partners) must join the Biofortification Hub network. It only takes two minutes to apply for membership online.
The academic applicant(s) and industrial partner(s) will agree a start date and will need to have a signed agreement in place prior to the project commencing
A formal offer letter (including award Terms and Conditions) will be issued to the successful applicant
A short report (authorised by the industrial partner for use in the public domain) and an expenditure statement (authorised by the applicant’s Institution) should be sent to the Hub Manager within one month of project ending
Once a project has been completed, funds will be transferred at 80% fEC from BBSRC to Quadram Institute Bioscience then to the awardee.