This aims to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area. Projects must address an unmet need in healthcare or applied medical research with a demonstrated proof of principle supported by experimental data. The trust is particularly keen to receive proposals in novel biomedicine that seek to restore function to the body. However, projects covering any aspect of technology development from a range of disciplines, including physical, computational and life sciences, will be considered.
Proposals may be submitted by academic and commercial organisations based in the UK and overseas, including not-for-profit research institutions and those funded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Overseas institutions should confirm their eligibility with the trust. Single institutions or consortia thereof may apply.
The fund covers direct costs of the project, such as: salaries, materials and consumables, animals, equipment purchase and access to facilities, publication and dissemination, public engagement, travel, subsistence and overseas allowances. Closing date is 25th April 2014.