The OpenPlant Fund
The OpenPlant Fund supports innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant Synthetic Biology. From 2015 to 2019, up to 20 six-month projects per year will receive £4k each, with an additional £1k awarded on completion for follow-on and outreach. The aim of the fund is to promote the development of plant Synthetic Biology as an interdisciplinary field and to facilitate exchange between The University of Cambridge, the John Innes Centre, and the Earlham Institute for the development of open technologies and responsible innovation in the context of Synthetic Biology.
The OpenPlant Fund has already funded 40 projects to create biological tools, instrumentation, software and to influence and advance policy and outreach.