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Platform 10: ERDF SME Support Programme

iiCON’s Merseyside SME support programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and designed to support regional innovation and invigorate the product development pipeline.

Delivered in partnership by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool, this platform helps Merseyside SMEs overcome roadblocks to product development in the formulation of infectious disease products by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading expertise.

iiCON’s platform provides SMEs access to world-class expertise and facilities across three key focus areas to support product development: Screening for AMR Emergence; Novel Surfaces and Materials; and Diagnostic Evaluation.

Facilities and expertise available include AMR testing platforms combined with a microbiology suite in the Materials Innovation Factory at the University of Liverpool; a surface chemistry suite at the Open Innovation Hub for Anti-Microbial Surfaces at the University of Liverpool; and a Diagnostics and Engineering suite to enable diagnostic development and evaluation– supported with expertise from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool.

For more information or to learn how your business can engage with this platform.

Email Dr Lisa Baldwin.