Kidney Research UK launch MedTech Competition with IN-PART to fund new academic research

Kidney Research UK is now accepting research submissions to their Kidney MedTech Competition from academic researchers based in the UK. Each prize will consist of £25,000 funding and attendance for two representatives, per project, as part of their bespoke academy programme. The competition runs from Monday 1st November 2021 until Friday 7th January 2022. 

Kidney Research UK is working in partnership with IN-PART’s Discover platform to find and fund new academic partners. The purpose is to advance original research that will address the crucial challenges of kidney disease. 

We are delighted to launch the Kidney MedTech Competition as a new programme to accelerate research into kidney disease, so it makes a difference to kidney patients’ lives faster.  By working with IN-PART on this exciting and innovative competition we will raise awareness and seek applicants from outside our traditional routes. At Kidney Research UK, we are committed to being ambitious and collaborating with others to ensure kidney research continues to grow” – Marc Stowell, executive director of development at Kidney Research UK.

The Kidney MedTech Competition aims to accelerate the development and availability of transformational technologies. It also aims to promote approaches to improve the prevention, protection, and treatment of kidney disease. Kidney Research UK is seeking novel research that clearly outlines the positive impact on the lives of kidney patients, or how the project can support the prevention of kidney disease. 

Applications from researchers should include preliminary pilot underpinning data, a short CV including publications and how the award would take the research to the next level and be submitted through IN-PART’s Discover platform, a bespoke industry scouting tools in use at more than 1,400 institutes worldwide that is free for academics and university research commercialisation teams to engage with the latest industrial requirements and challenges.

We’re really excited to be working with Kidney Research UK on their kidney MedTech competition to accelerate their patient-focused research strategy and to have our academic network engage with the campaign. It follows on from some great campaigns we’ve run with similar organisations such as Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Medicines Discovery Catapult to help provide a pathway for researchers to secure funding from research charities and consortia as well as traditional industry.” – Robin Knight, co-founder of IN-PART.

About Kidney Research UK

Worldwide, around one in nine people have chronic kidney disease, for which there is no cure. Here in the UK, 20 people develop kidney failure each day, and 64,000 are reliant on dialysis or a transplant to stay alive. As the leading kidney research charity in the United Kingdom, Kidney Research UK aims to prevent kidney disease, protect people from kidney failure and transform the treatments available to patients. Patients are encouraged to engage, participate and involve themselves in research associated with Kidney Research UK to ensure projects are designed with patient care at the forefront. 

For more information on the Kidney MedTech Competition and submit proposals, visit our Discover platform.



Written by Fran Wilkinson. Edited by Ruth Kirk.

Copyrights reserved unless otherwise agreed – IN-PART Publishing Ltd., 2021: ‘Press Release: Kidney Research UK launch MedTech Competition with IN-PART to fund new academic research’



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