Deadline Approaching for Proof of Concept Funding


Applications are still being welcomed for the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Proof of Concept programme with Friday 04 December the deadline for submission.

The Proof of Concept Programme is a funding and resource competition for organisations based within the Yorkshire & Humber region who have a new and innovative concept or idea that will improvement patient care, clinical outcomes and support the NHS meet existing efficiency challenges.

Delivered by the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN alongside our partners; Medilink Yorkshire & Humber, Medipex and Devices for Dignity, the Proof of Concept Programme will offer up to four small to medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to access up to £23,000 worth of support.

Successful candidates will be able to access up to £5,000 to spend on development activity and £18,000 worth of expertise and delivery support provided by our regional partners and the AHSN.

Richard Stubbs, Commercial Director of the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network “Supporting our local innovators to develop technologies that have the potential to improve patient care is an important role for the Academic Health Science Network. It’s also essential that we point our innovators to areas of greatest need for our local health system. That’s why this inaugural Proof of Concept programme is designed with a clinical focus on Long Term Conditions and Specialist Paediatric Care. I’m very excited to see the applications and to start working with innovators on behalf of the NHS.”

Details on how to apply can be found in the supporting documents below

Proof of Concept Programme Application Form

Proof of Concept Programme FAQs

Proof of Concept Programme T&Cs

Proof of Concept Programme Application Guidance

The deadline for application submissions is Friday 04 December.  Applications will be expected to demonstrate that they can begin their programme in January 2016 and work to complete the programme by 31 March 2016