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As a not-for-profit organisation, it is part of the ELRIG’s mission to ‘give something back’ to the industry to help promote its development. Ultimately, we aim to promote the health, growth and sustainability of our industry.
The European LRIG has always been about communication and interaction for users and vendors within the scientific research, development or production community (industry and academia) in order to promote technologies and the advance of lab automation.
With the continued growth of ELRIG, we feel that the time is right for us to re-invest time and money to further the advance of lab automation in Europe.
To this end, we have set up a technology award fund *, allowing us to offer some financial support to researchers and developers for innovative ideas that would advance the use of automation within the life science laboratories.
* ELRIG is floating this fund with £25,000 in 2010 : contributions from other organisations are also invited.
We believe this award will help maximise the benefit to the life science robotics community and further enhance the interaction between ELRIG/LRIG and its users and supporting vendors.
We hope that applicants would come forward with innovative ideas that would be of special scientific interest, have lab automation as a focus, be educative or applied to the lab community [but the idea should not be vendor specific].
The project should cover new technology or devise an innovative use of current technology/ lab automation.
We welcome applicants developing and / or wishing to commercialise this innovative and unique new technologies for use within the Life Sciences research.
We aim to give the award as, either, ‘cash award’ or sponsorship to a given person or group.
Individual awards will be between £500 and £5,000 and open to any relevant projects in the UK or Europe.
Each application will be considered on individual merit by the review team from the ELRIG committee.
Announcement of Awards will take place at the ELRIG conferences in March and September 2010, and subsequently on our Website and Newsletter.
Closing date for receipt of applications for the first round of awards is 15th Feb 2010.