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Funding bodies should foster partnerships between industry and academia

Research funders need to take action to ensure that discoveries progress from the lab to the world. They are uniquely placed to develop and promote collaborations between multiple partners, including industry, in a positive and ethical way.

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CRUK Entrepreneurial Programme: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/translate-your-research/entrepreneurial-programmes

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Tzircotis, G., Hickson, T. & Foulkes, I. Funding bodies should foster partnerships between industry and academia. Nat Rev Cancer 21, 65–66 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41568-020-00326-w

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