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Swedish Biomimetics 3000® AB
SWEDISH BIOMIMETICS 3000® AB is a VPO ( Venture Philantrophic Organisation) with the mission to fund translational research of Biomimetics concepts to the point where they are considered commercial candidates. It was founded 2004 in Sweden, has established an affiliated company in the UK, Swedish Biomimetics 3000® Ltd, and supported BIONIS financially for 2 years, 2005 - 2007
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The Caledonian Research Foundation
The Caledonian Research Foundation offers Personal Research Fellowships in the Biomedical Sciences. These are awarded to well-qualified young academic staff to enable them to pursue a three-year programme of research in a Scottish higher education institution. The research must be in the biological, biochemical, physical or clinical sciences related to medicine and will normally be carried out on a full-time basis. More details


The Wellcome Trust
The Welcome Trust funds innovative biomedical research, in the UK and internationally, spending over £600 million each year to support the brightest scientists with the best ideas.

Funding Areas:
Biomedical science -Investigating health and disease in humans and animals
Medical humanities - Research into biomedical ethics and the history of medicine
Public engagement - Exploring science and society and promoting public engagement with science.
Technology transfer - Supporting proof-of-concept research and development for new healthcare products
Capital funding - For large-scale construction or refurbishment projects in the UK
Strategic awards - Adding value to excellent research groups
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Royal Society
The Royal Society invests in excellence by funding more than 1600 of the UK's best scientists every year, helping them develop the skills and ideas that will improve the quality of our lives.
We support scientists from postdoctoral level to senior professorships and also offer grants for a variety of purposes ranging from conference travel to the modernisation of laboratories.
The Royal Society runs a scheme of research appointments within the UK supporting outstanding talent and cutting edge research. Our international grants programme enables high calibre UK scientists to initiate collaborations, exchange ideas, develop new skills and experience from the world's leading researchers. More details

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Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants
There are different levels of Research Project Grant depending on cost; details of these are given in the Table below. These awards are principally for the salary costs of a researcher or researchers, to work on a specific and discrete research project proposed by the applicant.
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Royal Academy of Engineering Travel Grants
The International Travel Grant Scheme is intended to help Engineering Researchers in the United Kingdom make study visits overseas. This enables them to remain at the forefront of new developments and be aware of corresponding activity overseas. The scheme is intended to benefit individuals with their current work and ultimately engineering in the country as a whole.
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 7th Framework Programme (FP7)
The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union´s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. CORDIS is the official portal for participating in FP7 and following related developments in European science and technology.
The European Commission has published a number of calls for proposals under the specific programmes Cooperation and Capacities of the Seventh Framework Programme. More details


Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE)
BCE is an independent awards scheme, recognising excellence in business commitment to the environment. It is sponsored by AEA Technology Environment and the Brunswick Group.


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