AMRC and NIHR working together


AMRC and NIHR working together to get the most out of clinical research

Medical research charities and the NIHR need to talk more – the message was clear! And that is what happened during this one-day event aimed at bringing together charities and representatives from across the NIHR.

This workshop was organised to help medical charities and the NIHR gain a better understanding of what each other do, and to help find the right people to work with.

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Top 10 health technology innovations

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 15.08.43Two NIHR-funded/supported devices have been named in a list of top 10 health technology innovations.

The devices include a vital signs monitoring patch, SensiumVitals®, which is being trialled by researchers funded by the NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) and a NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) funded compact, portable dialysis machine.

Read more on pages 57-60 of BusinessLife Magazine (September/October 2015 issue)

Mary’s Legacy

It is with regret that our long term collaborator Mary Goode, chief executive of Headway Cambridgeshire, leaves her post at the end of August. Mary has led Headway Cambridgeshire through 4 years of significant growth and development.

One of Mary’s greatest challenges is maintaining the level of income required to support clients lead full and meaningful lives following brain injury.

Mary’s target is to raise £2,000 as a leaving legacy. Please consider clicking on JustGiving to make a donation.

We look forward to continuing to develop our collaboration with Mary’s replacement Austin Williett and Headway Cambridgeshire.

UK Life Sciences Access to Funding

Linking you to UK Life Sciences Funding Opportunities

The UK Life Sciences web portal was launched in November 2014, as a single access point to the UK life sciences landscape for companies and other stakeholders.

The web portal contains the Access to Funding search:a search function to identify Government funding for science, engineering and manufacturing activities available to the health life sciences sector. This section allows you to search
for funding opportunities for science, engineering and manufacturing activities available to the health life sciences industry including bio-pharmaceuticals; medical biotechnology; or medical technologies (devices and diagnostics). Funding may also be available indirectly through collaboration with academic or other industry partners. This website includes UK-wide opportunities as well as national funding programmes for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Detail on the new Access to Funding search

  • The Access to Funding search aims to bring together, in one place, the Government funding opportunities (cash or in-kind) that are available to UK health life sciences companies –  whether this is for them to apply for directly or indirectly in collaboration with other partners
  • The search function is focussed on national funding schemes, that is, UK wide and those specific to one of the Devolved Administrations, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Individual calls for funding are not included but instead the link through to the organisation that is responsible for running those projects
  • There is a separate link through to a list of Local Funding Support – for example the Growth Hubs operated by the LEPs
  • There are links to wider business support (at the bottom of each page) for accessing finance products as well as broader business advice.