Funding for 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 is via a two stage process. This call is seeking high quality well defined proposals that require demonstrating 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 are strongly encouraged.


Proof of Concept awards costed up to £80,000 with a project duration of up to 12 months are available throughout the duration of the programme to fund projects, which fit with the award scope.


There will be a three-stage application process:

  • Stage 1: Submission of expression of interest (EOI)
  • Stage 2: Grow MedTech Proof of Concept full application co-development phase
  • Stage 3: Full proposal review and approval

Completed Proof of Concept expression of interest forms should be emailed to by 5pm 28 February 2019.

*further calls to be announced

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Download Proof of Concept application form

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