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Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline

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The pilot of the ‘Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline’ is now closed for review by BBSRC.

In June 2019, BBSRC launched the ‘Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline’, a pilot programme aiming to engage with the broad bioscience research and innovation community in a quest to identify adventurous and exciting ideas that have the potential to be transformational.  The aim of the pipeline is to provide BBSRC with a suite of promising ideas ready to be taken forward as opportunities arise. 

Over the course of the pilot, BBSRC received over 50 ideas spanning the breadth of BBSRC’s remit and interfaces with other Councils.  Ideas originated from both individuals and collectives from a wide range of backgrounds including academia, industry, non-profit organisations and interested individuals from both within the UK and internationally.

BBSRC is working with originators and relevant stakeholders to further develop ideas prioritised for immediate progression through a variety of mechanisms.  Those not immediately taken forward are regularly reviewed and considered for development, incorporation into existing activity, or to feeding into cross-UKRI activity as opportunity arises. 

After BBSRC Council meets in in March, we will provide an overview of ideas that have been submitted to the pilot of the ‘Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline’ and initial outputs of the programme.

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas or has engaged with BBSRC to provide further input and advice.

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