Consultation event and launch of call for project definitions – UKRI Strength in Places Fund
Date: May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
Location: Met Hotel, Leeds
Following a successful expression of interest on Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: Driving economic growth, improving health and care to UK Research & Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund, there will be a consultation event and launch of call for project definitions on 20 May 2019.
- Learn more about the vision and strategy for the regional health tech initiative, the proposed Strength in Places programme and how it can support our ambitions
- Get involved in the call for project definitions for technical proof of concept and clinical evidence projects
- Network with industry, clinicians and academics
The expression of interest has been awarded early stage funding to develop a full proposal – to be submitted to UK Research and Innovation by 18 September 2019.
If successful, the programme will attract £18M UKRI funding into the region – for technology proof of concept projects and clinical evidence projects. Projects can be industry or academic-led. They must be match funded by industry (in-kind or direct cash: 30% for micro and small, 50% for large companies).
The meeting on 20 May will provide further information about the opportunity and invite project ideas to define the first 50% of projects to be funded.
The full agenda can be found below:
|12:00||Registration and lunch|
|12:30||Welcome – Professor John Fisher|
|12:50||Strength in Places Fund – Dr Lisa Hill|
|13:00||Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: Vision – Professor John Fisher|
|13:30||Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: Driving economic growth, improving health and care – Professor John Fisher with Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy, Dr Sarah Bronsdon, Dr Lisa Hill|
|15:00||Call for project definitions – Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy|
|16:10||Opportunities available through Grow MedTech – Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy|
|16:20||1:1 discussions, Q&A, ideas boards|