SMALL businesses in Rotherham are running out of time to bid for funding to help them boost the NHS.
The Proof of Concept Programme is a funding and resource competition for organisations who have a new and innovative concept or idea that will make a difference in health care.
It will offer up to four small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to access up to £23,000 worth of support.
Richard Stubbs, commercial director of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, which is organising the scheme, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses within our region to make a real difference to the NHS and to the lives of those who use it.
“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.”
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.
The deadline for application submissions tomorrow, December 4.
Applications will be expected to demonstrate that they can begin their programme in January 2016 and work to complete the programme by March 31, 2016.
For further information and to access the application forms please visit www.yhahsn.org.uk/deadline-approaching-for-proof-of-concept-funding/