GrantTree & The University of Manchester: Equity free funding for Health & Life Sciences

  • 09 May 2018
  • 12:30 - 17:00
  • Bright Building


Office Hours & Workshop with The University of Manchester & GrantTree: Equity free funding for Health & Life Sciences businesses.

The difference between funded start-ups and scale-ups often comes down to the decision of VCs, angels and specialist financiers. Yet one of the less well known, and often the most valuable financing options for Research and Development businesses is grant funding.

Join MSP in partnership with the University of Manchester and GrantTree in exploring the realities of accessing this equity-free funding.

With the Open Innovation call released bi-monthly, GrantTree & the University of Manchester provide actionable advice to attendees considering an application, offering the following advice:

Who should attend

Organisations developing innovative solutions in the following areas should consider making an application:

If you are interested in a 1-2-1 session, please email


12:30pm - 12:40pm:

The Open Innovation Programme: The technical nitty gritty and specific competition R&D themes. Will Cooper, GrantTree, Grants Specialist.

12:40 - 1:00pm:

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and The University of Manchester. Accessing funding and technical expertise in Health & Life Sciences. Saq Rasbul, University of Manchester, SME & KE Manager.

1:00 - 1:20 pm:

Innovate UK funding for Health & Life Science businesses. What you need to know to succeed. Will Cooper, GrantTree, Grants Specialist.

1:30 - 5:00pm:

GrantTree will be conducting office hours with each of the attendees. Unpicking each individual’s project on a one-to-one basis, providing an overview of the eligibility of an application.