The innovative funding scheme call called Rare Diseases Research (RDR) Challenges will be implemented to facilitate and fund collaboration between industry, academia, and SMEs to solve specific research challenges in rare diseases.
Industry partners are involved in the identification of challenges, co-funding, and in-kind contribution.
Collaborative consortia between academics and SMEs will address the challenges and provide solutions. It is expected that the creation of new RDR partnerships will enable access to scientific and technological innovations emerging from academic research for industry and provide a facilitated pathway for academics to exploit their research.
The call for RDR Challenges will open before the end of the year (2019).