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


UK SPINE is a knowledge exchange initiative supported by Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund seeking to improve health in old age.

There is a fund to support translational proof of concept activities for which all English HEIs are able to apply.

The University of Oxford has been challenged by its steering board to use these funds to help accelerate the formation of spin-out companies. They are therefore seeking to identify researchers who are considering spinning-out their research, but who could benefit from some additional research funding to accelerate the process. For example, this could be used to gather extra data or provide proof of concept in a laboratory setting.


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.

For further information, please contact David.Bowkett@medsci.ox.ac.uk