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Alternative funding

Alternative funding

Accelerating research and innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.

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Accelerating research through alternative funding

Through research we understand more about the kidney’s biology, health and disease. This has made life-saving drugs and life-changing technologies possible. 

To make research happen faster, and make it count for patients sooner, we are working with selected partners to establish alternative approaches to funding. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ way to funding research. We want to explore and develop different funding opportunities for researchers and scientists. 

We aim to increase the knowledge of researchers and scientists to be able to consider and explore the opportunities around intellectual property (IP) and alternative funding. As part of the programme we will create, with partners, a series of opportunities, workshops, training sessions and 'boot camps' for researchers to be better prepared to consider alternative funding.

By exploring a range of alternative funding, we aim to support and create greater investment to make more breakthroughs in kidney research. 

Our alternative funding partners

Find out about our current partners

UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)

The BIA have number of programmes to support start-ups in life sciences including: 

BIA PULSE, a three-day leadership and entrepreneurship training programme developed by the  BIA and  The Francis Crick Institute 

BIA Start-up Festival, a new event for emerging companies. 

Accelerate@Babraham

Accelerate@Babraham operate the annual StartUP@Babraham competition, which - via a competitive application and selection process - gives up to five early-stage life science enterprises the opportunity to take part in a five-month bio-entrepreneurial mentoring programme.

coming soon

Coming soon

Watch this space as we aim to launch a dedicated kidney accelerator programme during 2021.

KidneyX Innovation Accelerator

KidneyX, a partnership between HHS and the American Society of Nephrology, has a calendar of innovation prizes, competitions, and an accelerator programme. Check out the KidneyX website for current opportunities.

Got a question? Get in touch.

Get in touch to find out more how you can become involved in our alternative funding programme or how you can become a partner. 

0300 303 1100

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