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UK cell therapy research funding database launched

The Cell Therapy Catapult has collaborated with the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Association of Medical Research Charities to develop a database of UK cell therapy research funding. The database, which is launched today, has identified over 100 sources of funding from 34 organisations, totalling over £3bn for which cell […]

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Guest blogger – Peter Strutton – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships @Lboro

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme is funded by Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board, TSB) – this is the Government’s major routes to innovation funding for businesses. The KTP is, as its name suggests, a partnership (6-36 months) between three parties: a company with a significant opportunity/challenge that it does not currently have the […]

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Funding available for musculoskeletal proof of concept projects – EOI Deadline 5th Jan 2015

Arthritis Research UK and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, have joined together to offer funding and project management support to progress research ideas with commercial potential. The Translational Proof of Concept Awards will provide support for one year with a total funding of £100,000 to accelerate exciting innovations that support the lives of […]

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UK Healthtech Conference – Cardiff, 4/12/14

Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the UK HealthTech Conference from the life science and health technology community. The event offers the latest insights from key opinion leaders as well as a unique opportunity to engage with industry, UK regulatory, the clinical community and funding bodies. The event offers the latest insights from key […]

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INVOLVE 2014 – 26th / 27th November, Birmingham

INVOLVE’s national conferences bring together people with a common interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. This includes members of the public, service users, researchers, research commissioners and representatives of voluntary sector organisations. The ninth biennial conference theme is Changing Landscapes. This could include: changes to organisations with a remit […]

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NIHR Themed Call – Multimorbidities in Older People – Researcher Briefing 27/01/15

NIHR workshop on multimorbidities in older people Researcher briefing event 27 January 2015 In early 2015, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will issue a call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services delivered for older people with multimorbidity (defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person). […]

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MRF / Asthma UK Research Grants – 9/12/14

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) and Asthma UK are inviting applications from mid-career researchers to support asthma research. This partnership between the MRF and Asthma UK will capitalise on resources and experience from both charities to make a significant contribution towards asthma research in the UK. Given Asthma UK’s experience in identifying priorities for asthma […]

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EPSRC Centres for Mathematical Sciences in Healthcare – 29/01/15

EPSRC intends to commit up to £6 million to support the creation of Multidisciplinary Research Centres, bringing together researchers working in the Mathematical Sciences with academics and stakeholders within the Healthcare Technologies space. The focus of each Centre will be a programme of world leading, challenge led, novel research addressing significant mathematical or statistical challenges […]

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Innovate UK Technology-inspired innovation – electronics, photonics and sensors – 14/01/2015

This supports technological innovation in electronics and enables companies to conduct research in photonics, sensor systems, plastic electronics, electronic systems and power electronics. Projects should focus on early-stage technical opportunities that contain a significant level of technical risk, and require companies carrying out most of the research in-house. Proposals that deliver across areas are prioritised, […]

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NIHR Fellowships – 21/01/2015

Round 8 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme is now open for applications NIHR Fellowships support outstanding individuals to become the health research leaders of the future by buying out their salary costs, meeting their training and development costs and by contributing to the research costs needed to complete an identified research project. Applications are invited […]

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