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Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) is preparing to launch its annual seed fund. The 2019 MIME Seed Fund will be initiated through a series of affinity meetings with our partner hospitals.

Tuesday, 12 March MIME Monash Partners Affinity Meeting 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Thursday, 14 March MIME Alfred Health Affinity Meeting 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Tuesday, 19 March MIME Monash Health Affinity Meeting 3.00pm to 6.00pm

The 2019 round of the MIME Seed Fund is designed to build on the collaborative framework of MIME established in recent years. Applications may request up to $50,000 per project for medtech collaborative projects involving a MNHS clinician researcher and a Monash engineering or IT researcher. Cardiac and big data themed proposals will be highly regarded and may attract a higher level of funding. Successful applicants of the 2018 MIME Seed Fund round are also invited to apply for top up funding as part of the 2019 Seed Fund round and previously unsuccessful applications can also be resubmitted for consideration.

The funding will be directed to projects that can achieve a meaningful outcome within 12-18 months, e.g. proof-of-concept data or initial prototype. The seed funding is aimed at progressing a project to the point that the research team is well positioned to then secure external funding from industry or grants to progress the next phase of the R&D.

Like the previous rounds of the MIME Seed Fund, there will be two stages to the application process: an initial call to clinicians to define areas of unmet clinical need, followed by an invitation to all Monash staff to respond with proposed solutions. All Monash staff are eligible to participate in the multidisciplinary ‘solution' teams. Researchers from MIME partner institutions are also invited to participate as members of the collaborative teams.

For further details please visit the MIME Seed Fund webpage

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 MIME Monash Partners Affinity Meeting
Thursday, 14 March 2019 MIME Alfred Health Affinity Meeting
Friday, 19 March 2019 MIME Monash Health Affinity Meeting
Friday, 22 March 2019 Call to clinicians for unmet needs opens (Phase 1)
Sunday, 07 April 2019 Call to clinicians for unmet needs closes (Phase 1)
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 Phase 1 proposals meeting selection criteria announced on a secure page of the MIME website (must have Monash Authcate to access) ready for researchers to view to form solutions
Thursday, 11 April 2019 Call for solutions opens (Phase 2)
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 Call for solutions closes (Phase 2)
Week commencing Monday 08 July 2019 Panel interviews
Week commencing Monday 5 August 2019 Announcement of successful candidates