£440,000 to identify key research challenges in Medical Device Manufacturing

£440,000 to identify key research challenges in Medical Device Manufacturing

September 18, 2014

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices (MeDe Innovation) today launched a funding initiative to grow the national research platform in innovative Class III, musculoskeletal medical device manufacturing.

The £440,000 ‘Fresh Ideas Fund’, launched at MeDe Innovation’s Biological and Biomimetic Materials research workshop,  will provide small grants to develop short or small projects that identify key challenges in musculoskeletal medical device manufacturing.

The Centre will fund research at Technology Readiness Levels 1 to 3 – early stage ideas that will aid the fundamental understanding and development of innovation in medical device manufacturing.

The proposals should fall within MeDe Innovation’s two Innovation Challenges: Functionally stratified design and manufacture; and Manufacture at the point of need.

“We hope these ‘fresh ideas’ will grow into big ideas” says Ceri Williams, Deputy Director of the Centre.  “After completion of the project we are expecting winners to attract significant new industrial and public sector investment that will form a strategic part of this national research platform, meeting the needs of industry and clinic”.

For further information and how to apply visit the Fresh Ideas Fund web page.
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