The Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network plus (MDVSNplus) are inviting applications for funding for projects up to a maximum budget of £25k to work in partnership with academics, industrial partners and clinicians to develop and test improved medical devices that will minimise damage to vulnerable skin and promote self-management.
The call is now open with an application deadline of Friday 30th March 2018.
Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 27th April 2018.
All projects will have to be completed by May 2019.
The funding remit is broad and provides an opportunity to assess existing and develop new medical device designs which will minimise trauma to vulnerable skin tissues. Submissions involving joint applications from different sectors will be encouraged including healthcare clinicians, industry and academics. Examples of previously funded projects can be found here https://www.southampton.ac.uk/mdvsn/projects/index.page. These include evaluation and develop of devices and sensing and imaging technologies targeting a variety of clinical settings.
With our final call, we would like to further expand the scope of MDVSNPLUS with new clinical challenges and the development of novel devices which have a clear pathway to translation.
Each application will be considered by a panel of Network partners with an independent chairperson. Consideration will be paid to how closely the research proposal matches the EPSRC Grand Challenges.
You can download the application form on the MDVSNplus website, here.
Please email completed applications to Fiona Brewer: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th March 2018.