The SIGHT programme has three work package areas available for members, covering a wide range of support mechanisms designed to accelerate the uptake of technologies within the healthcare sector as a whole.

Work Package 1

WORK PACKAGE 1

Work package 1 has been designed to provide a range of business development enhancement workshops delivered by leading experts in their fields. The list of business support and development activities which SIGHT can support includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Accessing grant and other company/project funding
  • Marketing in the medtech sector
  • Developing and managing Intellectual Property
  • Understanding the CE Marking process
  • Exploring international business opportunities
  • Meet the buyer workshops
  • GDPR and cyber security for medtech SMEs
  • Designing and sponsoring clinical and patient trials

Regular workshop, briefing and seminar sessions will be conducted through the SIGHT programme concerning these areas, but please do not hesitate to contact the team if you would like to explore our full range of services.

Work Package 2

WORK PACKAGE 2

Work package 2 will be more focused on direct engagement between SME members of the programme and clinical expertise at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. Specific calls will be launched through which members can suggest product and service solutions to challenges faced by clinical and nursing staff in the hospital.

Work Package 3

WORK PACKAGE 3

Work package 3 will focus on the design, setup and support of clinical, patient and public trials of member technologies.

Where can I find more information?
Where can I find more information?

Please email us at sight@port.ac.uk and follow us on twitter at @SIGHT_programme.

GRANT SCHEME

Running alongside these three work package areas will be the SIGHT grant scheme. This is available to members of the programme and the is able to support a range of business development activities being undertaken by your business. Intervention is at 25% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of £25k per project.

What does the grant scheme support?
How do I make an application for grant support?
What does the grant scheme support?

The SIGHT programme is able to support a range of business development activities being undertaken by your business through a 25% grant. Access to this funding is through a competitive application process managed by the University of Portsmouth in conjunction with the Portsmouth Technology Trials Unit (PTTU).

The assessment panel will meet monthly in order to appraise and award applications. Detailed feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants.

How do I make an application for grant support?

Please ask a member of the team for our grant funding application form.

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