Funding for Bioelectronic Medicines does not come from traditional venture capital. It also comes from grant funding agencies. While the most well known grant funding bodies are NIH and DARPA in this area, there is also a renewed deeper interest in funding early research to develop products for clinical applications from the EU as well.

So we invited, Dr. Enrique Claverol-Tinture (Enric), Program Manager of the Medical Technologies Program to talk about their most recent EIC pathfinder and accelerator challenges that they ran. EIC is a new body and Enric has autonomy to propose new grant funding ideas for Medical Technologies (MedTech) and run funding cycles. He, inspired by the DARPA model can oversee a MedTech idea from conception to fruition.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How the EIC interest in NeuroTech came to be?
  • How does it operate?
  • What did the last pool of successful applicants look like?
  • How the proposals are evaluated?
  • How does the project move from early feasibility to proof of concept to a clinical application?
  • Trials and tribulations of establishing something from ground up.

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Show Credits

  • Created & Produced by: Arun Sridhar & JoJo Platt
  • Editing: Arun Sridhar
  • Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam
  • Sound mixing and mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam

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