Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RIHN)

Redistributed Manufacturing (RDM) in healthcare involves moving production closer to the point-of-care, helping clinicians to deliver better outcomes through medical products, technologies and therapies that are available on-demand and tailored to patient needs. The RIHN now seeks to fund novel applications of RDM for use in challenging mobile environments, supporting the practice of humanitarian, military and emergency medical care.

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Each of the four research themes below has a budget of around £300k (Total £1.2m), which will be awarded through 1-3 assessment panels. There is no set project funding limit but we expect to fund 4-6 projects in each research theme. In all cases, funding is only awarded at @80% Full Economic Cost (FEC).



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This research programme seeks to advance high-value applications of redistributed manufacturing research that will transform future deployed medical care capability.
The current call for proposals is now OPEN.

The first deadline is 2pm on Friday 30th October 2020, with the expectation of a January 2021 project start date.
Research proposals will advance manufacturing engineering research in one of our four themes:
• Additive Manufacturing
• Cell & Tissue Manufacturing
• Clinical Fluids Manufacturing
• Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing

More details of our themes are available here.

Please request an Application Form as early as possible using the link below and indicate which theme you are interested in applying for.

We also invite organisations involved in advanced manufacturing R&D or providers of emergency and humanitarian care to collaborate with our projects using the ‘project collaboration’ link.

RiHN is holding its first webinar on the 17th September 2020 to provide potential applicants with an overview of the funding competition and an opportunity to ask questions about the research themes and the application process. We invite UK researchers to actively engage with us, learn more about our aims and how we are collaborating with stakeholders in the deployed medical care ecosystem. If you would like to attend please register. Further joining instructions and the agenda will be sent out prior to the event.

If you have any queries about the programme or application process, email Dr Dharm Kapletia or Professor Wendy Phillips.


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