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2019/20 Sanofi iAwards Europe is now open

The 2019/20 Sanofi iAwards Europe is now open, inviting expressions of interest from University of Cambridge researchers. 


This scheme funds translational pilot projects as collaborations between University researchers and Sanofi scientists in Sanofi's strategic priority areas, with the opportunity for successful projects to be taken forward for further development. Each pilot project would last for 12 months at a maximum cost of 100k€ in the first instance (following the usual University industry pricing guidelines), and would be given a dedicated Sanofi project champion, in-kind resources and expertise as required. Further information is available on the full call documentation on the CATS website at (Raven protected).


Information session – January 10th 2020

An information session will be held with Sanofi therapy area leads on Friday 10th January 2020 in the Clifford Allbutt Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Please register to attend, indicating which therapy area session/s you would want to join at: We may need to adjust the venue or the timings depending on the numbers of people attending, so we'd be grateful if you could register as soon as possible.


The call is a two-stage process, with expressions of interest invited with a deadline of 22nd January 2020. The following therapeutic areas are in scope:


·         Molecular Oncology

·         Immuno-oncology

·         Immunology & Inflammation

·         Vaccines

·         Neuroscience

·         Rare Diseases

·         Biologics


Proposals can focus on:

·         New information about disease relevant targets, pathways and mechanisms

·         Early stage compounds or biologics targeting novel disease mechanisms

·         New models for validating disease relevant targets

·         Technology platforms with the potential to significantly improve drug discovery and development

·         Novel therapeutic modalities


Help and support in applying for this scheme is available from the Office for Translational Research (Estelle Bernard-Fichet:, BioScience Impact Team ( and CATS team (; or – please get in touch to discuss your eligibility as soon as possible to ensure that help can be provided in a timely way.

Posted on 17/12/2019

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