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CRACK IT 2020: Call for Challenges

13 December 2019

Could your organisation sponsor the next CRACK IT Challenge to improve R&D and reduce reliance on animal models?

The NC3Rs is now inviting submissions from Sponsors of new CRACK IT Challenges for the 2020 competition.

Since 2011, CRACK IT has showcased 34 Challenges, invested almost ¬£25 million and connected more than 250 organisations from industry and academia in projects to develop innovative products that address bioscience needs using 3Rs approaches.

CRACK IT funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve scientific challenges that deliver 3Rs and commercial benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a novel technology or approach. As the Sponsor of a Challenge, you will be able to provide early end user input and receive access to new technologies with 3Rs impacts that will 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 2020, 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 2 March 2020.