Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Supporting manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy

Supporting manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy

The core goal of the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community is to accelerate the outcomes from the medicines manufacturing  ISCF Challenge which has seen £146m invested in different projects, including the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre and Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres. We aim to connect and grow the sector, facilitating collaboration across industry, realising this ambition through working with established groups and networking, as well as running workshops, generating white papers and case studies with a defined identity visible online.

KTN is a partner in the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP), alongside The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the BioIndustry Association (BIA). MMIP represents the voice of medicines manufacturers in the UK. It was established jointly by the Government and the biopharmaceutical industry in 2014 to ensure that the UK is recognised by the global medicines industry as a world-class advanced centre for medicines manufacturing.

The UK’s medicine industry is one of the country’s leading manufacturing sectors, with exports worth over £20bn. The Partnership wants to ensure that the UK continues to be an attractive place for this high-value industry to secure exports, provide high skilled job opportunities and contribute to solving the country’s productivity puzzle.

MMIP has several aims, which includes increasing the relative global proportion of medicines manufacturing investment in the UK and acting as a strong coordinated voice for the medicines manufacturing sector. It also aims to identify measures to improve the global competitiveness of UK medicines manufacturing and promote the benefits of the UK as a location of choice for medicines manufacturing.

Events and recordings

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community Event, Wed 31st March

This event, which was originally due to take place in April at the Technology Innovation Centre in Glasgow, was held digitally on 31st March 2021. Hosted by KTN and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre partners, it was an opportunity to learn about the UK’s infrastructure to accelerate the development and manufacture of vital advanced therapies, medicines and vaccines, and to hear about the results and innovations arising from ISCF and UKRI-funded projects in Medicines Manufacturing. View the recording here.

Contacts

KTN’s Health team members in this area can help you or your business with funding, expertise and connecting with innovators from other sectors:

Gabriela Juarez Martinez – Knowledge Transfer Manager

Karen Wilkinson – Knowledge Transfer Manager

or follow us on Twitter @KTNUK_Health

Current Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4

Opens: 09/06/2022 Closes: 13/07/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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Fast Start: Innovation for net zero and healthcare

Opens: 11/07/2022 Closes: 26/07/2022

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and self-driven healthcare.

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Related Events and Recordings

Fri
22
Oct
2021

Net Zero in Medicines Manufacturing: Measuring and Reporting Carbon Footprint

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Fri
12
Nov
2021

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge EDI Survey Briefing Webinar

11.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Tue
12
Jul
2022

Medicines Manufacturing Celebration Event 2022

10.30 - 16.00 | Manchester

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