2022 MIME Seed Funding Phase 1 proposals

2022 MIME Seed Funding Phase 1 proposals

A fantastic array of opportunities for clinical innovation have been proposed by Monash University affiliated clinician researchers in Phase 1 of the 2022 MIME Seed Funding round.

We now invite Monash University Faculty of Engineering, IT and Art, Design and Architecture staff to express interest in solving these clinical problems.

The table below lists the Phase 1 proposals. To view the full description of the unmet clinical need, please click on the Project Title. Staff are reminded that these applications are confidential, and covered by existing Monash University confidentiality provisions.

Where a proposal of interest is identified, and expertise can contribute to the solution team, we encourage contact to be made with the lead clinician researcher to initiate discussion (contact details listed in the table below).

Many of the clinical challenges proposed will require a multidisciplinary team to fully tackle the challenge, (e.g. clinical, engineering and design, or clinical, IT, science and biomedical, etc). We encourage the lead clinician and other interested researchers to collaborate to scope the proposed R&D plan, to be submitted in the Phase 2 application process. MIME is able to facilitate by arranging workshops or brainstorming sessions for teams as required, or can assist in identifying complementary capability needed for a team.

When a team and R&D plan have been formulated, submit a Phase 2 application form no later than 5pm, Monday 25 July, 2022. Any Monash University staff member may apply; however, the solution team must include the originating clinician researcher from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and a researcher from either Monash University Faculty of Engineering, IT and/or Art, Design and Architecture. Please ensure they have endorsed the draft proposal before submission.

Please note: past Seed Funded projects are not listed below but are eligible for “Top-up” funding.

This year, Top-up funding is also available to projects that have NOT previously been funded through MIME. Please note these projects do, however, need to align with the intended purpose of the MIME Seed Fund, in that they need to be solving an unmet clinical need identified by clinicians and allied health professionals

Top-up applicants can request funding of up to $100,000 per project, and need to have demonstrated significant progress on the initial clinician-identified need, and a well-defined pathway to market and/or next-stage funding.

For further information about MIME Seed Funding contact Andrew Carey, MIME Program Manager on andrew.carey@monash.edu