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MIMIT Forum: 27 June 2017

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International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) Global Health Conference 2016

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Arthritis Research UK Medical Technologies Proof of Concept Fund

Medical Technologies Proof of Concept Fund

Arthritis Research UK, the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK, and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, have joined together again to offer funding to progress research ideas with commercial potential.

The Proof of Concept Awards will provide support for up to two years, with funding of up to £100,000 to accelerate exciting innovations that support the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Proposals will be accepted from scientists, clinicians and allied health care professionals at eligible UK institutions; collaborations with industry are encouraged. Applications will be judged on the clinical need, potential market opportunity and industry confidence to progress and support the technology to market.

The charity has maintained the collaboration with the national Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre to access expertise in product development, speeding up route to market and reducing the risk of late stage failure.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Dr Sarah Odoi (Research Translation Manager, Arthritis Research UK) at s.odoi@arthritisresearchuk.org or Dr Graeme Howling (Technology Innovation Manager, Medical Technologies IKC) at g.howling@leeds.ac.uk

Further information is also available from our website: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/research/information-for-applicants/types-of-grant/medical-technologies-proof-of-concept.aspx


MIMIT (Manchester: Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology) is internationally recognised for needs-driven, technology innovation that benefits patients.

We initiate, enable and support highly effective collaboration between clinicians, leading academics and researchers as well as industry, to drive innovation on the basis of unmet healthcare need.

Through our extensive network of Site Miners embedded within NHS partner organisations and our Innovation Development PathwayTM, we prime the development of innovative solutions to ‘proof of principle’ stage.

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