NADP Vouchers financing instrument

 

Background
An important objective of the NADP is to increase the productivity of research and development for new antibiotics and alternatives. In order to promote the accelerated development of promising ‘leads’, the NADP has developed a financing instrument specifically for this purpose: the NADP Vouchers.

These Vouchers can be utilised in various phases of the drug development process in order to obtain advice and intensive supervision of research projects by independent consultants* or contract research organisations that have specific knowledge and expertise pertinent to the pharmaceutical development process and clinical applications. The options vary from lead identification and optimisation, patent applications, and market analysis to pre-clinical drug development.

*An independent consultant or consultancy organisation is an organisation, which is not a knowledge institution, and which possesses expertise in the field of the activities to be funded by means of the voucher, and which conducts consultancy and contract research assignments as a business activity.

 

NADP Vouchers

The NADP Voucher financing instrument includes:

  1. Intellectual Property Vouchers
    For independent advice on the patentability of the new lead. These vouchers are only available for organisations which can prove that they do not have the resources to obtain such an independent advice on their own. IP Vouchers can be used for freedom-to-operate analyses, filing of patent application and other relevant legal support activities.

    The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 5,000 Euros, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.

  2. Value Proposition Vouchers
    For independent advice on the valorisation options for a new lead. Possibilities include market analysis, drawing up a business plan and / or product development plan, including the development of a target product profile (TPP).

    The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 15,000 Euros, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.

  3. Lead Development Vouchers
    For an independent advice, guidance and execution of a project for the identification, selection and/or validation of a lead compounds. Projects can include lead and formulation, selection and optimization, ADME / DMPK and toxicology studies.

    The compensation for the advice and assistance project can be maximally 50,000 Euros, corresponding up to 75% of the total project costs.

 

Availability and budget allocation
The NADP has set aside a budget of approx. 450,000 Euros for the period 2018-2020 for this Voucher financing instrument, divided among the Intellectual Property Vouchers, Value Proposition Vouchers and Lead Development Vouchers. The NADP will evaluate the efficacy of the Voucher financing instrument on an annual basis, and will amend it as necessary to continue to meet the needs of the applicants.

 

For whom are the Vouchers intended?
Knowledge institutions and small- or medium-sized businesses that have a lead for the development of new antibiotics or alternative treatments can submit an application after the official launch of the Vouchers at the NADP Voucher Event on 22nd May 2018.

 

What are the conditions?
The vouchers may only be used for advice and/or supervision and execution of projects pertaining to leads for the development of new antibiotics and alternative treatments that comply with the NADP Research and Development Agenda (RDA) which will be published on the NADP website. Detailed information on conditions and procedures to apply for the NADP Vouchers will be published after the official launch at the NADP Voucher Event on 22nd May 2018.

 

More information
For technical and practical questions on the NADP Voucher financing instrument, please contact: Schelto Korf, NADP Alliance Manager via [email protected].

 

Disclaimer
The above information is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by NADP and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.