STFC Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) 2017 – Healthcare

October 9, 2017, from Sian Giles

Outline application closes at 4pm on Tuesday 7th November 2017
This briefing event was to launch the STFC’s CLASP Healthcare call for 2017. The main purpose of the day was to enable delegates to discover more about the programme including the priority challenge areas set by the healthcare community, to hear from agencies driving the healthcare agenda and to meet with researchers from the STFC community as well as companies and users engaged in developing solutions to tackle healthcare challenges. There was also networking opportunities for potential applicants to meet and share ideas with potential project partners. Up to £2m will be available for this call.
STFC External Innovations runs a Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) to support the application and commercialisation of STFC research in the key global research challenge areas of energy, environment, healthcare and security. Individual annual calls are aligned to specific challenge areas.

There is a two stage application process for CLASP. Applicants are invited to submit a short outline, which is assessed by the CLASP panel. Short listed applicants are then invited to develop a full proposal with the assistance of CLASP panel members assigned as mentors.

STFC launched a new call in September 2017, offering £2M to fund a range of projects from short feasibility studies to large developmental projects that will use STFC funded research to solve key challenges in the Healthcare sectors. Priority challenge areas identified by the Healthcare focus group are: