Clinical challenge: Reducing harm and enhancing safety across Greater Manchester and beyond.
Background: The Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Network (GMAHSN), Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology (MIMIT) and TRUSTECH are working together to address unmet healthcare needs in the area of ‘reducing harm and enhancing safety across Greater Manchester and beyond.’ We are now seeking any potential device that will address these broad challenges.
Scope: Any device that addresses the clinical challenge.
We are particularly interested and priority will be given to devices that:
- Facilitate medicines risk surveillance, alert and /or response in primary care.
- Monitor and prevent falls
- Monitor and prevent leg ulcers
- Facilitate cardiac and renal disease risk surveillance, alert and /or response in primary care.
This specific call does not include technologies for data mining / handling big data.
Objective: To provide 8 months seed grant funding to support early stage technology innovation that will: 1) accelerate the development of new healthcare technologies to the point where they can lever further investment, 2) facilitate early collaboration with industry and 3) ultimately enable them to benefit patient care faster and more effectively.
Amount of award per project: Up to £40k total per project will be awarded for a period of up to 8 months.
Eligibility: This initiative is open to investigators employed by any of the GMAHSN organisations and / or Greater Manchester SMEs
Application process: All applications must be submitted through the MIMIT CoLab web based platform.
Click the following link to login: https://mimitcolab.induct.no/login
Applications are evaluated in two phases: a solicitation for two-page Outline Proposal and a second phase for Full Research Proposals. Outline Proposals are structured to enable you to briefly describe:
– The clinical need that the technology is addressing
– The technology / idea
– How the technology will address the unmet healthcare need?
– Which of the specific aspects of the clinical problem you are addressing?
– The expertise within the team to address the unmet healthcare need.
If invited to the full proposal stage you will be required to provide in seven pages:
– Clinical unmet need addressed, including details of the magnitude of Clinical problem (Incidence, medical impact, cost of the problem, underlying trends).
– A summary of the proposed work
– A description of the proposed solution and why it should be pursued
– A description of the proposed work, specific aims and associated milestones
– A description of the team members and their contributions
– An outline of the potential challenges and how they may be addressed
– How you will manage any potential IP arising from the project
– A breakdown of the budget and associated justification
– An outline of the next steps you anticipate upon completion of the proposed work
Deadline for submission of outline proposals is midnight on the 5th May 2014
Based upon a review and selection of the most promising projects in phase one, invitations are extended to a limited number of applicants to submit full proposals during phase two. The deadline for submission for full proposals will be midnight on the 31st May 2014.
Successful proposals will demonstrate:
- The potential impact of the device on patient care
- The technology is likely to lead to longer term clinical adoption
- The proposal fits logically into a technology development plan
- A clear project plan and pathway for development
- Opportunity for industry collaboration or early industry engagement where appropriate
- The proposal is a maximum of 8 months duration and can be delivered February 28, 2015.
Likelihood of leading to follow on funding.