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It will focus on two main areas:
The project has three key objectives:
It will create an ‘Advanced Industry-Ready Research Cluster (AIRC)’.
This will bring together six world-leading translational research projects at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (three each from University College London and the University of Cambridge).
The cluster will allow the projects to work together more effectively and productively, accelerating work on innovative therapies.
It will also build links with the new Francis Crick Institute and apply the basic research the institute carries out.
The project will create a model for the way in which higher education institutions can interact with ‘Catapult Centres’. These centres provide shared space for businesses, scientists and engineers to develop new products from applied research.
The interactive model will give the centres access to cutting-edge bioprocess technologies and research that is leading the way internationally. It will also support sustainable ways to develop therapies.
Developing training activities for next-generation researchers is another key objective for the project.
These will focus on:
The project will establish teaching and careers fellows who will work with students and researchers at both University College London and the University of Cambridge.
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