Grow MedTech Funding Call

De-risking and converging medical technologies

Grow MedTech is inviting applications for Proof of Market, Proof of Feasibility and Proof of Concept projects from academic led teams at Grow MedTech partner institutions, including:

University of Leeds
Leeds Beckett University
University of Bradford
Huddersfield University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of York

Proof of Market

Funding: up to 5k

Project duration: 3 months

Funding stages: 1

Deadline: none (responsive to applications)

Scope: Commercially inspired projects to be validated and de-risked: establishing a market need and enabling further investment to be attracted. Outcomes from this work will be validated and de-risked technology opportunities, with an established market need, subsequently attracting feasibility funding via the programme or externally. Projects should aim to bring together researchers, clinicians, patients/public and industry.

Proof of Feasibility

Funding: up to 20k

Project duration: 6 months

Funding stages: 1


  • Wave 1: 5pm, 30 October 2018
  • Wave 2: 5pm, 11 January 2019
  • Wave 3: 5pm, 18 April 2019
  • Wave 4: 5pm, 5 July 2019

Scope: Early stage feasibility and de-risking of technologies: investigating or demonstrating the feasibility of a technology concept, early stage prototype development and testing, and ensuring that the technology is designed to meet the demands of the end user from the outset.  The funding should be used to accelerate technologies towards commercialisation or clinical adoption, and assists in attracting follow on or external funding.

Proof of Concept

Funding: up to 80k

Project duration: 12 months

Funding stages: 2

Deadline: 5pm 11 January 2019 (stage 1)

  • Stage 1: Submission of expression of interest (EOI)
  • Stage 2: Grow MedTech Proof of Concept full application co-development phase
  • Stage 3: Full proposal review and approval

Scope: Projects to demonstrate full technical and commercial feasibility through co-development with end users, with outcomes of technical prototypes demonstrating proof of commercial concept that are supported by a clear evidence base which provides greater confidence for external investment (post-TRL 5).

Do you have a project in mind?

Contact our team to find out how we can support your application.