Opportunity for Funding to Support Researchers Planning Future Spin-Outs in the area of Healthy Ageing


The scope of this funding is for any translational activity which will accelerate the development of new therapeutics which improve health in old age. This could include diagnostics or daily-living monitoring technology that could be used to stratify or provide novel endpoints for a clinical trial.

Up to £75k per project is available. This fund can only cover direct costs, and only English HEIs are eligible to apply.

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Conference Report 2015: Funding – beyond grants, competitions and bootstrapping

The audience heard three perspectives on funding mechanisms for early stage companies. Brian McCaul was first up and gave the Technology Transfer Office’s (TTO) perspective on Equity Crowdfunding for Tech Transfer, speaking from personal experience of running 3 successful equity crowd campaigns. Brian set out to address the questions why universities should embrace crowdfunding for commercialisation and why it need not hinder later stage rounds.