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Opportunity profile: The heartbeat of translational research

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The British Heart Foundation is happy to help Translational Award applicants improve their bids. Ben Upton hears from Natasa Levicar, a senior research adviser at the charity, on what else applicants can do to raise their chances.

Natasa’s top tips

  • Contact the British Heart Foundation as early as possible to discuss your bid.
  • Draft your bid with a technology transfer office.
  • Make sure your project has clearly defined milestones.
  • Make sure you have some preliminary data.
  • Demonstrate commercial viability.

The British Heart Foundation’s Translational Awards offer up to £750,000 for a maximum of three years to support UK-based researchers in taking early-stage cardiovascular technologies closer to market. The scheme’s next deadline for outline applications is 15 October.

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