Limited spaces left to apply to receive world-leading expertise in infection innovation

iiCON’s fully funded support programme provides eligible Merseyside’s SMEs with access to state-of-the-art technology and associated expertise that can take their product development to the next level or help solve important business challenges.

As bacteria, infectious diseases and contamination concerns can affect every business type, this programme is available to any SME in the Merseyside area – regardless of sector. From medtech specialists and healthcare providers to vets, hospitality venues, tech experts, F&B producers, and everyone in between.

Spaces filling up fast! Applications close June 2023. 

This European Regional Development Fund programme provides a range of benefits.

Generate Advanced Evidence through our fully funded programme

This programme makes it easy to tap into the incredible health & life science ecosystem on your doorstep.

Providing SMEs with the opportunity to work with partners and facilities such as the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Materials Innovation Factory, and the Open Innovation Hub for Anti-Microbial Surfaces at the University of Liverpool.

We’ve already helped a long list of SMEs in the Merseyside area to progress products and achieve significant benefits through access to advanced labs and expert teams. In these videos, two of the companies we’ve worked with explain the process and the support they’ve received in more detail.

Hear from SafeClimb’s Liz Collard about how they were able to provide customers with valuable information on cleaning procedures for vital health and safety equipment and Adrian Walsh, Director of Nanobiosols, explains how iiCON helped them gather key data on their new technology.

  • Access

    Access world-leading technologies and expertise

  • Progression

    Overcome product development roadblocks

  • Intelligence

    Receive data-driven evidence of product efficacy

  • Experience

    Work with specialists in infectious diseases, from malaria to antimicrobial resistance

  • Innovate

    Advance new infection control innovations

  • Support

    Get valuable data to support funding applications

  • Assess

    Assess the hygienic integrity of products, processes, workspaces, and equipment

  • Learn

    Better understand how bacteria affects your business