Environmental Biotechnology Network

Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV)

BIV Call 2022 coming this autumn!

The next EBNet BIV Call will open on Monday, 12th September 2022 and close at midnight on Thursday, 27th October 2022. Details of all BIV’s and POC’s funded to date can be found on our Outcomes page.

Further details, including any updates to the Guidance and the application form, will be posted here in advance. We warmly welcome informal queries in advance of application. (See here for the last BIV Guidance and Application form. Details on the next call may vary.)

What is a BIV?

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.

Details of awarded projects can be found here. The first call opened 6 January 2020 and closed on 28 February 2020. The second call opened 4 January 2021 and closed 26 February 2021. The third call (joint with IBioIC) opened 18 October 2021 and closed 19 November 2021.

All Calls will be advertised in advance to network members through the monthly newsletter and via the website. Total EBNet funding available (for duration of Network to 2024): £100K