Environmental Biotechnology Network

Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV)


The Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet) – a BBSRC/EPSRC NIBB, and IBioIC are delighted to invite proposals for the latest Business Interaction Voucher Call.

Call opens: Mon 18 Oct 21
Call closes: Fri 19 Nov 21

See here for the new BIV Guidance and Application form. EBNet welcome informal queries in advance of application.

Business Interaction Vouchers are used to encourage and support collaboration between academic and industrial partners. They are awarded to undertake a defined piece of work by the academic partner for the industrial partner. Awards up to £20K are awarded to the academic at 80% FEC. The amount requested from the Network must be matched at least at 80% FEC by the industrial partner. Industrial match funding must be at least 50% in cash and the remainder can be in kind.

All participants named on the application must be members of EBNet and based in the UK.

Optional. To be eligible for IBioIC funding, HEIs must be in Scotland and industry partners must demonstrate a benefit to Scotland. IBioIC funding winners must also become members of IBioIC.

Details of projects awarded in the first BIV call which opened on 6 Jan 20 and closed on 28 Feb 20 (results notified on 5 May 20) can be found here. The second call opened 4 Jan 21 and closed Fri 26 Feb 21.

Total EBNet funding available (for duration of Network to 2024): £100K