Mind the Gap! New ways of funding to pull research through to patient benefit

Want to find out about the new mechanisms that charities and other medical research funders are using to stimulate new ways to translate research into benefits for patients? Then this is the workshop for you. We'll cover innovative approaches including the development of new investment vehicles that use charity financial and non-financial assets to support research, as well as examine novel partnerships and approaches to co-funding research.

 Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at Research Managers, Research Directors, CEOs, Finance officers, Trustees and those interesting in learning more about new ways of funding within medical research. In particular we urge members to consider attending alongside Trustees who may be interested in understanding and exploring this area.  


What will you get out of attending the workshop?

  • An overview of some of the innovative new approaches to funding being taken across the medical research charity sector;
  • A platform to ask questions and explore any barriers which can be experienced in adopting some of these new funding methods; and  
  • The opportunity to network with other charities who are exploring and/or active in this space and share ideas/learnings.

What's on the agenda

09:00 Registration, tea & coffee

09:20 Welcome & Ice breaker

Session 1 – Case studies of innovative charity research investment

10:45- 11:00 Refreshment break

Session 2 – A closer look at examples of different approaches to funding

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 3 – Innovative funding Agony Aunts

14:30 Refreshment break

14:45 Session 4 – Funding toolkit: What is required to fund in new ways?

16:00 Close