Update | June 2021: UKRI Research England funding ended in June 2021. Whilst we no longer provide funding opportunities to progress technologies through Grow MedTech, we are still committed to delivering learning and developing opportunities through Translate until the end of the year.

If you are an academic, industry representative or healthcare professional looking for innovation funding, we recommend using the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network website to view the latest opportunities.

Proof of Concept funding helped projects to demonstrate full technical and commercial feasibility through co-development with end users, with outcomes of technical prototypes demonstrating proof of commercial concept that are supported by a clear evidence base which provides greater confidence for external investment (post-TRL 5).

Funding was via a two stage process. This call sought high quality well defined proposals that required demonstration of proof of concept with the aim of developing a commercially viable product.

Proposals demonstrating positive industry support or collaboration with well-defined clinical needs and clinical engagement were strongly encouraged.


Proof of Concept awards were up to £80,000 with a project duration of up to 12 months.

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