Bridging Fund

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Life Sciences Bridging Fund

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“Accelerating the path towards commercialisation

The Life Sciences Bridging Fund aims to support the commercialisation of life sciences technologies arising from Welsh universities and provides an important stepping stone for creating new businesses and high quality jobs.


It is well recognised that university research has an increasingly vital role in improving patient care through the development of new therapeutics and medical devices. Such technologies are notoriously expensive to develop with many companies and commercial funders unwilling to invest at an early stage of development. This lack of funding, to support the translational research required to demonstrate the commercial potential of academic research, is commonly referred to as the “valley of death” and is a major hurdle to realising the full economic and health benefits.

The Life Sciences Bridging Fund aims to address these problems and will provide a flexible source of funding to enable academics at Welsh universities to further develop the full potential of their research.

The Fund supports projects across a wide range of areas including:

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostic / Prognostics
  • Vaccines

There are no current calls for applications.



For further information on the Life Sciences Bridging Fund, please contact the Project Manager, Dr Corinne Nguyen,