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CRACK IT 2018: Call for Challenges

12 December 2017

The NC3Rs is now inviting submissions from Sponsors for new CRACK IT Challenges for the 2018 competition.

Since 2011, CRACK IT has showcased 28 Challenges, invested almost £20 million and connected more than 200 organisations from industry and academia in 22 projects to develop innovative products to address bioscience needs.

CRACK IT funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve scientific challenges which deliver 3Rs and commercial benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a novel technology or approach. As Sponsor of a Challenge you will be able to provide early end user input and access to new technologies that will have 3Rs impact and deliver scientific benefits to your business. Further information on the role of a Sponsor can be found here.

If you have an idea for a new CRACK IT Challenge for 2018, please follow this link for further information on how to submit your idea or contact the CRACK IT team at  The deadline for new Challenge submissions is 1 March 2018.