Feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants
Academics and clinicians from the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with an idea for a digital health technology that has the potential to revolutionise;
The EIR is embedded in the University and is intended to be a valuable resource for academics wishing to consult an entrepreneurial expert in digital health, on how best to shape and plan projects. The remit of the EIR is to support the development and validation of value propositions and business models. The EIR works in a highly integrated fashion with OUI, other University functions, and the other LAB10x stakeholders, to ensure the smooth operation of the partnership.
Applicants benefit from financial support for funded projects and from the combined technical expertise and physical resources of the LAB10x partners in the translation of research into possible real-world digital health innovations. Applicants will have access to engineering support and mentoring for regulated software development and data analysis as well as ‘How-to’ workshops. LAB10x can also help with introductions to industry specialists, suppliers and partners.
LAB10x will be an important catalyst for clinical AI and digital health projects from Oxford, but academics are under no obligation to use it for their specific needs. We encourage interested academics to first discuss their specific project with OUI in order to determine how well suited LAB10x may be versus other sources of funding.
This does not necessarily preclude an application to LAB10x, but applicants should work with OUI to ensure that an application does not conflict with any 3rd party rights.
Prior receipt of proof of concept funding from Oxford’s internal funds or from external sources does not necessarily preclude an application to LAB10x, but such awards should be disclosed in an application and discussed with OUI to ensure eligibility.
The LAB10x partners, including the Expert in Residence, are under a duty of confidentiality regarding information disclosed to them in the course of the partnership. However, information should not be disclosed to LAB10x which is subject to a duty of confidentiality to a 3rd party; for example, where research results have been generated from a project with a commercial sponsor. If in doubt, researchers should first check with Research Services and Oxford University Innovation Ltd.
It is expected that where possible the projects will be undertaken at the BioEscalator on the Old Road Campus; or otherwise, at Sensyne Health’s offices on the Oxford Science Park.
The LAB10x Joint Steering Committee and Expert in Residence (EIR) will monitor progress and make go/no-go decisions should awards be tranched.
This will vary depending on the nature of the funded project, but even where any of the development work is being undertaken outside of the University, the applicant will play an active role in guiding and managing the project.
LAB10x is unable to consider basic research projects and non-digital health projects that aim to develop a specific pharmaceutical therapeutic asset. If in doubt, please contact Oxford University Innovation Ltd (OUI). It is not intended to provide funding for academics’ salaries.