Awa Business School (ABS) in collaboration with the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative invites researchers and entrepreneurs to apply for seed funding to support research and technology development.
The Surgical Innovation Challenge seeks inspiring and cutting-edge surgical technology solutions that will benefit patients undergoing surgery. This can include technology for the early detection, prevention, and management of post-operative complications, colorectal/liver/pancreatic cancers, bowel disease, and vascular conditions.
This Challenge envisions a wide range of possible solutions across many scientific disciplines such as (and not limited to) cell-based therapies, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart/wearable technologies, imaging, as well as mechanical based solutions.
The aim of this funding is to support innovators with a unique idea for surgical and medical technology to overcome barriers to achieving commercial success. Successful applicants can use funding to:
–Enable validation and de-risking
–Establish market need
–Enable further investment and attract feasibility funding