If you are a research team within EXTEND’s Academic Partners, to apply you just need to contact your relative TTO. Together with the EIR, the TTO will guide you through the application process, making sure that the Project possesses the minimum characteristics to be eligible for funding and identifying any relevant IP right. Once this preliminary check is concluded, the proposal is officially submitted to EXTEND by sending the module you can find at this link to the EIR.
At this point, the Board of EXTEND, which meets every month, will take under consideration your proposal for a first assessment and, if deemed valuable, it approves the start the beginning of the due diligence process.
The due diligence phase involves the main experts in every scientific area through Evotec’s network and through a Scientific Advisory Board and an Informative Management Committee as outlined in the Teams section. The due diligence phase lasts at most 3 months.
Once the 3 months are passed, or before, EXTEND’s Board decides whether to finance the Project or not based on its complete Project evaluation analysis. The Projects can receive up to 1.5 milion euros of funding which is given in tranches and divided between the university and the selected scientific partner for the Project’s development.