£100,000 Proof of Concept funding call reopens

Versus Arthritis and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) are offering Proof of Concept funding to progress research ideas with commercial potential.

The Proof of Concept awards provide support and up to £100,000 to accelerate exciting innovations that help the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Proposals are accepted from scientists, clinicians and allied healthcare professionals at eligible UK institutions, and collaborations with industry are encouraged.

Applications will be judged on the clinical need, potential market opportunity and industry confidence to progress the technology to market.

Versus Arthritis is the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK. The long-standing partnership with the Medical Technologies IKC provides access to expertise in product development, speeding up route to market and reducing the risk of late-stage failure.

Further information and apply now

The revised deadline for applications is Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Further information is available from the Versus Arthritis website (opens in a new tab).

If you are interested in finding out more, contact Dr Graeme Howling (G.Howling@leeds.ac.uk) or Mandy Wilks (Research@versusarthritis.org).