Proof of Concept funding call with Versus Arthritis


Proof of Concept funding call with Versus Arthritis

Date: October 15, 2018

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.

The charity -formerly named Arthritis Research UK – 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.


Deadline: Expressions of interest by 11 December 2018.

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

Further information and apply now

Further information is available from the Arthritis Research UK website (opens in a new tab).


Read about our partnership with Arthritis Research UK:

Dual matrix scaffold provides better support case study (opens in a new tab)

Translation through collaboration with Arthritis Research UK blog (opens in a new tab)

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