Current Call

£100,000 Proof of Concept funding call with Versus Arthritis

Date: January 28, 2020

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are planning to re-start this call in June 2020. This position will be frequently reviewed as the national situation evolves, full details can be found on the Versus Arthritis website.

Versus Arthritis and the IKC are offering proof of concept funding to progress research ideas with commercial potential.

The Proof of Concept Awards provide support and up to £100,000 to accelerate exciting innovations that help the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Proposals are accepted from scientists, clinicians and allied health care professionals at eligible UK institutions, and collaborations with industry are encouraged.

Applications will be judged on the clinical need, potential market opportunity and industry confidence to progress the technology to market.

Versus Arthritis is the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK. The long-standing partnership with the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre provides access to expertise in product development, speeding up route to market and reducing the risk of late stage failure.

Further information and apply now

Further information is available from the Versus Arthritis website (opens in a new tab). The Medical Technologies POC Funding call can be found on the left hand menu.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact Dr Graeme Howling ( or Dr Sarah Odoi (

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