About NIDF

The NIDF offers an integrated access to three key research and development components, namely scale-up facilities, well equipped characterization laboratories and multi-disciplinary researchers (comprehensive technical support).

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Proposals should not exceed 20 pages and, where relevant, supporting documentation should be attached as appendices. The following documentation must be included:

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Request for proposals

Proposals are hereby invited from organisations with health, medical device or PPE industry experience and a track record of taking such products to market. The proposal should provide the information as outlined below and any other information that the organisation deems is relevant for the commercial success of the respirator.

7.1 Proposal specifications
The proposal should not exceed 20 pages, and where relevant, supporting documentation should be attached as appendices. The following documentation must be included:

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