The Queen’s University of Belfast Confidence in Concept programme 2018/19

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast


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Technical Summary

The Confidence in Concept (CIC) scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards to institutions to flexibly support a portfolio of early stage translational research projects. CIC is designed to accelerate the transition from discovery research to viable translational projects by supporting preliminary studies to establish proof-of-concept so that the approach will then become competitive for more substantial translational funding


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Description Innovate UK Innovation Scholar Secondment for ECR Peter Stewart - awarded to Manuel Salto-Tellez
Amount £65,666 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 12/2021
Description Univ8 Diagnostics is a spin-out company focusing on developing next-generation diagnostic tests for haematological malignancies. These are based around NGS protocols which offer an advantage over existing PCR-based gold-standard tests 
Year Established 2019 
Impact The University and Company successfully secured a UKRI / Innovate UK Innovation Scholar Secondment grant, in order to place an experienced researcher into teh compmany for the purpose of validating these technologies and moving from an academic test into a commercial product