Technology stage:  I would like to identify practical applications for my innovation and/or secure proof of concept/proof of principle

Next steps:  We can provide access to academics for lab-based studies to validate analytical predictions, provide patient and public feedback, identify suitable collaborators and funding streams, and select the best technical solution.

Our offering:

  • access to proof of concept funding for projects that have identified clinical, academic and/or industry collaborators
  • access to placement/secondment funding in the NHS, academia or industry
  • hosting industry showcase event with relevant academics and clinicians for industry
  • access to the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative monthly management meetings to pitch your innovation to key decision makers
  • obtain PPI input to support further development
  • provide clinical expertise for placement and proof of concept funding applications
  • opportunity for patients and the public to be involved in the review of proof-of-concept funding applications
  • opportunity for patients and the public to provide input for major grant applications

Useful links


Manufacturing Advisory Service

Developing a Prototype

How to value your health technology IP 

Guidance on what a software application medical device is and how to comply with the legal requirements.

Clinical risk management standards