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Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations


Leeds Beckett researchers working in fields linked to medical technologies are invited to apply for funding to develop innovative new products that will benefit patients.

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Grow MedTech is a new programme supporting medical technology innovation in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions and is looking to fund projects that advance the development and de-risking of technologies to make them more attractive for further investment from commercial organisations.

The programme is working with companies to better understand their technology development and innovation needs and is strategically matching researchers with companies to achieve these needs.

Three funding calls have been announced, and applications opened on 1 October, for projects from academic led teams at Grow MedTech’s partner institutions: Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, University of Bradford, Huddersfield University, Sheffield Hallam University and University of York.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for Proof of Market projects, up to £20,000 for Proof of Feasibility projects, and up to £80,000 for Proof of Concept projects. 

Applications are welcome from all academics – from post-doctoral to professorial level.

Successful applicants will be supported throughout the life of their project by the Grow MedTech team – from developing your initial application through to the project’s completion.

For full information around all three funding awards, please click here.

For an initial scoping discussion and support in submitting an application, please contact Julian Sorrell, Leeds Beckett Business Development Manager.

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