The Wellcome Trust: Fighting the Funding Gap




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Video title: The Wellcome Trust: Fighting the Funding Gap
Released on: April 28, 2009. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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    The Wellcome Trust is well known as the UK’s largest charitable body for academic research funding.
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The Wellcome Trust is well known as the UK’s largest charitable body for academic research funding. Their translational awards are a six year old initiative to help to bridge the funding gap in the commercialisation of new technologies in the biomedical area. At the recent Biotrinity conference Richard Seabrook, Head of Business Development, joined Fintan Walton to talk about the very significant funding opportunities that the Trust can provide academic organisations and small companies. He explains that anyone can apply for this funding, including non-UK based companies, and that the most importantly they need to see that tangible patient benefits emerge from Trust funded research.
Richard Seabrook
Head of Business Development
The Wellcome Trust

Dr Richard Seabrook leads the Business Development Team, Technology Transfer Division, which undertakes due diligence and project management of translation awards, strategic translation awards and seeding drug discovery funding. The Team has responsibility for intellectual property management and its translation such as through licensing or new company formation. Previously, Richard held project management and business development roles in the biotechnology sector and has extensive experience of early-stage funding of life science technologies, commercial transactions, Board, SAB and government agency advisory roles.
The Wellcome Trust