Proof of Concept Funds

Where to find financial help

Listed below you’ll discover various funds you can apply to for supporting the development and commercialisation of your promising technology.

Proof of Concept Funds

Proof of Concept (PoC) funds can be used to support the pre-commercialisation development of promising technologies emerging from UCL. Every technology requires different strategies to take them to market and the different funds available can be used to generate data to support commercialisation, produce prototype devices or even to undertake pre-clinical activities.

UCLB has access to a number of funds, each with their own application and approval procedure:

•  Moorfields Fund
The Moorfields Fund is open to applications of up to £50,000 for projects relating to ophthalmology.
Applications over £25,000 require external independent approval and signature by Professor Peng Khaw.

A UCLB controlled fund of up to £100,000 per annum. This award is approved and managed internally.

For more information, please contact: UCL Business – +44 (0)20 7679 9000,


For a confidential, no obligation discussion about the possibilities and opportunities for your novel idea, please contact your Business Manager.