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Wellcome Translational Partnership

Wellcome Translational Partnership


What is the Warwick Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership?

Launched in 2020, the Warwick-Wellcome Translational Partnership is driving the translation of research into improvements in human health.

The partnership is accelerating the development of new preventative and therapeutic strategies to tackle ill-health locally, nationally and globally. It will deliver lasting impact, whilst strengthening links with partners in both industry and clinical settings.

What is the Partnership delivering?

The Warwick-Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership is focused on investing in fellowships and projects aimed at exploiting emerging impact in the science of early life, tissue models of human disease and disease control and prevention. Two funding programmes are available to support people and new ideas, whilst developing a translational ecosystem across the University and local NHS trusts. Support for delivery of the Partnership is provided by Research & Impact Services.

Translation Fellowships provide the opportunity for researchers to engage with translational research activities and take forward opportunities. Find out about our previous fellowships.

Breaking Translational Barriers Awards, smaller awards of up to £15,000, are available to access bespoke external expertise and advice on the potential of the idea or technology and overcome well-defined barriers, for example engaging end users and networks, commissioning market research analyses and exploring routes to market to progress their research along the translational pipeline. Find out about previous Breaking Translational Barriers awards.

What funding is currently available?

Warwick has recently secured an extension to the Partnership and is seeking new applications for Breaking Translational Barriers awards. As well as larger awards of up to £15K, Rapid Response funding of up to ~£1K is also available to take advantage of immediate translational opportunities.

Where can I find out more?

Visit our applications page to learn more about current funding opportunities or contact to arrange an informal meeting.

Meet our Operational Leads

Andrew McAinsh
Professor Andrew McAinsh

Andrew Blanks
Professor Andrew Blanks

“We are excited to be developing a translational ecosystem here at Warwick and supporting outstanding projects and fellowships to drive improvements in human health"


Impact and Commercialisation Training – Pete Moores Flight School

The Warwick-Wellcome Translational Partnership is delighted to announce a series of three online training sessions designed for those with an interest in delivering impact from health research.

This training will be delivered by Pete Moores of PBM consulting. Pete has spent over two decades working at the intersection of science, business, and research funding. He has been a Head Coach on international training programmes and mentored researchers and entrepreneurs to develop strategic sales and marketing initiatives that unlock their innovation potential.

Three sessions will take place on consecutive Wednesday mornings in June 2023.

Visit the Impact Training webpage for more information and to register.

Course outline:

Module One: Building a bridge to the market: the foundations of commercialisation.

Time: Wednesday 7th June: 10am -12pm (online)

Module Two: How to write a successful translational research application.

Time: Wednesday 14th June: 10am -12pm (online)

Module Three: Creating impact from scientific research.

Time: Wednesday 21st June: 10am - 12pm (online)