COVID-19 Coronavirus

Our response to COVID-19 Coronavirus


These are difficult and unprecedented times but the NBIC team have taken all necessary steps to continue to provide support and services to our academic and industrial network.

The health and wellbeing of our network and our employees is of the utmost importance to us, so in order to slow the spread of the virus and minimise disruption we continue to be operational and are all working from home.

On this page we will provide updates on the impact on our current planned programmes, events and funding calls.


Proof of Concept

If you are a lead investigator on one of our 51 awarded projects which hasn’t yet completed. Please be aware that in line with current UKRI advice we aim to be flexible and pragmatic in responding to the current situation, so we are very happy to consider an approach in terms of finish dates and extensions that meets your local situation and we have already done this on a number of projects.

Please contact us directly by emailing us at if you need to discuss this or require guidance and information. Can we please also ask that you discuss any potential delays with your collaborators.

One of NBIC’s main objectives is to support our community in finding industry and academic partners to establish new collaborations and enable research that meets industry unmet needs. If you are seeking collaborators for projects in response to Covid-19, please get in touch with us to support your search.

Please stay safe and well and informed.