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What is translational funding?

Translational funding is used to ‘bridge the gap’ in development between early stage technology resulting from university research, and its commercialisation.

Some funding of this type is available from us, but there are also many other translational funding streams available for academics looking to commercialise their research. For further information on these other funding sources, please explore the links below.

We can offer proof of concept funding up to £25,000 for adding value to inventions and new concepts that we are supporting. Larger projects may also be supported at higher amounts.


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External sources of early stage funding

There are many early stage funding grants available for pre-commercial development. Please follow the links below for further information on the different funding opportunities available.

For the Physical Sciences For the Life Sciences For the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences For spin-outs