Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and SciLifeLab Proof of Concept Grant in Life Science (lunch seminar)
June 7, 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:45 CEST
Lunch seminar (also available through Streamo) where a new call for proof-of-concept funding aiming to ignite life science innovation will be presented.
Are you financed through Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a SciLifeLab researcher or infrastructure staff with ideas for commercialization, this seminar is for you.
Lunch sandwiches will be served for participants attending in person. Register now on the link below.
The purpose of the Proof of Concept grant is to bridge the gap from academic research to innovations in life science. The grant gives researchers the opportunity to develop their early-stage discoveries towards validated methods, products or processes and provides the opportunity to carry out activities that validate and accelerate the development of the project and prepare for innovation and commercialization.
The Proof of Concept grant is not meant as a translational academic research grant, but as a specific goal-oriented project to develop an academic discovery towards an innovation and a product. Hence, translational research without a clear product-oriented thinking or a defined goal at the end of the two year period is not something that can be supported. The Proof of Concept grant is tied to the Wallenberg Launch Pad (WALP) mechanism (see below) that provides support for academic scientists to develop innovations that make an impact in society.
The approved funding for each project is suggested to be between 1 and 4 million SEK, over a project period of a maximum of two years. The grant will be paid directly to the researcher’s university and the use of the grant must comply with the university’s regulations and the specific terms and conditions of the grant as stated by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). This is a yearly call.
The application period for 2023 begins June 7. Last day of application August 17 at 13.00.