The Bloomsbury SET is a £5-million programme of translational research activities funded by Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund (project no. CCF-17-7779) with support from industry, UK and overseas government agencies, NGOs and charities.
Led by the Royal Veterinary College in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and SOAS, University of London, the programme focuses on the development of low-cost, portable diagnostic tools and vaccines to counter infectious diseases and increasing resistance to antimicrobials. The Bloomsbury SET (‘Science, Economics, Technology’) aims to connect place, people, businesses, ideas and infrastructures in pursuit of innovative scientific / technical solutions (tools, vaccines, models) that will help safeguard human health. At the same time, it will use the collaboration’s convening power to test whether proposed public health interventions are acceptable socially, economically and politically – the factors which determine their success in the real world. This will facilitate innovation and productivity within UK and other partner businesses, whilst also helping to shape public health policies and practices.