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One Health Campaign

Supporting the health of our planet and its population

Applications Now Open

The health our planet, and all that live on it, is complex and interconnected.

Issues such as climate change, mass extinction of animal populations, antimicrobial resistance and poor water and soil quality are all impacting on our food quality and supply which in turn will impact on the health of humans, animals and the environment. By 2050, the UN (FAO) report that we will need to produce 50% more food globally to feed the growing population and the livestock that we eat.

One Health is globally understood as the umbrella term for the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health.

In recognition of this huge challenge, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme will invest £100k+ into R&D project proposal development for a significant number of open and themed One Health funds including the ISCF Future food production systems part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

We therefore invite academics (from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey), companies and consortia, including companies and academics, to apply for funding of up to £35k per project to help develop collaborative R&D proposals bids.

Specific areas of interest for this campaign are:

  • One Health: One Ocean – marine, island and coastal community solutions
  • Agri tech/Aqua tech – farmed environment (water courses, coastal zone, offshore (Ocean, sea, channel, etc) and land-based solutions)
  • Bio/Med tech – AMR/disease prevention/precision medicine and other novel medical solutions.

Our six partner universities have extensive One Health related expertise and capabilities, so there are diverse opportunities to collaborate with them. View a summary of their research capabilities

Funding will only be allocated to proposals which seek to include an academic partner from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. If you do not have a partnership in place already, we can help identify suitable partners.

Each funding award can be used for bid writing, consortia partnership development and project management. Read our guide on how the funds can be used

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between:

Are you an SME?

If you have a potential R&D project in the pipeline, now is the ideal time to get some support to build a powerful bid.

These bids open up many opportunities, including:

  • partnering with the health research capabilities of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Read a summary of their research capabilities
  • support to access public and private funding
  • rapid scale-up.

Are you a researcher?

If your research/expertise has applications in line with the theme of One Health, there are many benefits to engaging with this campaign including:

  • potential to significantly increase your research income
  • expanding and developing your industrial network
  • building the impact of your research.

One Health

Application for R&D proposal development

Applications Now Open


Have a look at the guidance in the Project Summary section and if you have any queries prior to application, please get in touch with us on

One Health bid buy out fund

  • If you have one
  • eg Industrial Research
  • Indicative only at this stage
  • Indicative only at this stage
  • This can be a SETsquared partner university or a company
  • We suggest that your summary should cover the market opportunity for the proposed project, your/your collaborators’ approach, what outcomes you anticipate, and project finance. But remember to keep it short & succinct. The purpose of the project summary is to help SETsquared evaluate the project for funding support to further develop the project – it’s unlikely that a project would have the full answers to all of these questions at this stage. (please see project summary guidance) If your project is not fully-formed at the moment, we welcome expressions of interest for future campaigns, just indicate this on the form.

We value your privacy and will never pass your details on to third party organisations.

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey