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The Bloomsbury SET (Science, Economics, Technology) is an innovation partnership that brings together Universities with a strong reputation for creating enduring impact from their research. The programme, awarded through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund, is led by The Royal Veterinary College.

Starting in April 2018, the first phase of this translational research programme focused on the development of new vaccines, diagnostic tools and addressing innovative approaches for data analysis and public health. Its original partnership included the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and SOAS University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

Building on the current work of The Bloomsbury SET, a new programme, entitled ‘The Bloomsbury SET: A London-Liverpool alliance to accelerate solutions to infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance’ started in July 2021 and retains three of the four original collaborating institutions.

Joining the RVC, LSHTM and SOAS University of London, is a new partner, the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON), led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

The current partners are:

THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE (RVC), with over 200 years of innovation and leadership in veterinary medicine and science, and with a commitment to improving human and animal health and welfare.

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM), a world leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

THE INFECTION INNOVATION CONSORTIUM (iiCON), led by the LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSTM), is a public-private consortium established to support the discovery and development of innovative new products and treatments for infectious diseases.

We also work closely in conjunction with: LONDON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (LIDC), a consortium of seven Colleges of the University of London – shaping the future of international development.