• 25Sep

    CRUK Early Diagnosis Innovation Workshop: Call for applications

    A new funding opportunity is being offered by Cancer Research UK (CRUK). The deadline for applications is 30 September 2015

    On 14-16 December 2015 CRUK will hold its first early diagnosis innovation “sandpit” workshop: harnessing technology to detect cancer earlier. The aim of the event is to catalyse new multidisciplinary collaborations and develop innovative and radical research ideas over three days. The best proposals will be awarded seed funding at the end of the event, to support subsequent feasibility studies. Successful projects will be lead from an academic institution, with collaborators from other sectors, including industry.

    Dr Andrew Roddam of GlaxoSmithKline will lead the event, which will take place in Oxfordshire. We have confirmed two inspirational speakers: Dr Billy Boyle of Owlstone Nanotech and Dr Max Little from Aston University.

    People from academia, industry, and community sectors are welcome to apply. We particularly invite participants working in technology, digital, social media and app development sectors. Applicants must apply as an individual. We do not expect individuals to come to the event with a preformed research idea, but novel ideas will be formed over the three days.

    The event will be free to attend and will be a good opportunity to meet individuals from different areas of science, healthcare and technology with a common interest in improving the diagnosis of cancer.

    Please visit the website for more details, including examples of cancer prevention projects that have been funded through this mechanism. Please see the attached background document and the application form, which will need to be returned to earlydetection@cancer.org.uk by 5pm on 30 September 2015.