Crack a Challenge

CRACK IT includes a competition designed to support the development of new 3Rs technologies and approaches which will improve business processes or lead to new marketable products.

The competition consists of two Challenge-led schemes to fund research and development. Each scheme is funded by the NC3Rs with in-kind contributions and/or co-funding from industrial or academic sponsors.

  • CRACK IT Challenges: require a significant amount of funding to solve and may include research, development and validation of new prototypes and methods.
  • CRACK IT Mini Challenges: require little or no research and development costs and primarily focus on accelerating the validation of new technologies, prototypes and methods, which are close to market.

Please see our application process and guidance page for specific information.

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